Monthly Archives: December 2010

Med students urge province to Put Food in the Budget

In the province of Ontario, an individual living on social assistance receives 592$/month. This sum must cover the cost of food, rent, transportation and all other living expenses. Earlier this month, 20 McMaster medical students did the math and concluded … Continue reading

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Migrant health organization says anti-smuggling bill raises health concerns

Even before the M/V Sun Sea arrived in BC last August carrying 490 Tamil migrants, Canadian Minister of Public Safety, Vic Toews called its occupants “suspected human smugglers and terrorists.” This isn’t the first time Canada has experienced anti-migrant hysteria. … Continue reading

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Are healthcare costs really out of control?

Earlier this month, the Globe published a series of articles aimed at re-opening the debate about healthcare reform in Canada wherein authors called the system “ailing,” “failing,” and “torn apart at the seams.” While the Globe was raging on about doom … Continue reading

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“A fine line to walk,” ethics of humanitarian health work

On the November 15th episode of the HJRC, we speak with Professor Lisa Schwartz an ethicist in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University and the Arnold L. Johnson Chair in Healthcare Ethics. Professor Schwartz speaks to … Continue reading

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Is our work making us sick?

On today’s episode of the Health Justice Radio Collective, we look at the relationship between precarious employment and risk of poor health outcomes. We first speak with Professor Wayne Lewchuk from the School of Labour Studies at McMaster University about … Continue reading

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