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July 2, 2018 Feature EditorialOral Health Office

Mental Illness is Not a Personal Failure

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

The best way to grab your attention for this editorial is to simply begin with the facts. One in three Canadians will experience a mental illness or substance abuse disorder in their lifetime. By the time Canadians reach 40 years

June 6, 2018 News News

Canada Health Minister Considers Warnings on Individual Cigarettes

by Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press

The federal health minister says she’s in favour of putting health warnings directly on individual cigarettes in what she calls a “bold” idea.” The proposed measure is being studied by Health Department officials, Ginette Petitpas Taylor said Thursday as she

April 27, 2018 News News

New Voluntary Blood Donations Act Faces Criticism

by David Clement, Consumer Choice Center

Today, Health Minister Adrian Dix introduced the Voluntary Blood Donations Act, which is legislation that would fully prohibit paid blood plasma clinics in the province of British Columbia. Health Minister Dix stated that the legislation was needed to help ensure that

April 27, 2018 News News

B.C. Bans Paid Blood, Plasma Collection in New Voluntary Donation Act

by B.C. Ministry of Health

Health Minister Adrian Dix today introduced the Voluntary Blood Donations Act, which will help preserve the integrity of Canada’s public blood and plasma collection system by preventing payment for blood and plasma collection in British Columbia. “Our voluntary blood donation