Passed into law in 1984, the Canada Health Act is the overarching legislation covering Canada’s national medicare program. The act sets the criteria and conditions for insured health care services, and the national standards that provinces and territories must meet in order to get federal funding from the Canada Health and Social Transfer (CHST).
A growing number of communities in Canada and abroad are fighting the environmental and human rights abuses of bad Canadian mining. Shout Out Against Mining Injustice will shine a spotlight on the key struggles listed below. These are only a small sample of the devastating battles being fought around the world against transnational mining companies.
A Legal opinion prepared by Steven Shrybman (Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP)
For years, we have been told that globalization and free trade are inevitable, and that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would bring jobs and prosperity to Canadians. While NAFTA has been a bonanza for big corporations and private investors, it has been bad news for the rest of us — and for the public good.
The Council of Canadians is calling for a tar sands-free future and stronger policies that prevent corporate for-profit interests from trumping social and environmental priorities.
The promoters of for-profit health care have been doing their best to convince provincial and federal politicians as well as the general public that the only way to improve Canada’s health care system is to open it to private, for-profit interests.
Here is what the promoters of for-profit health care are saying, and the facts that refute their arguments.
Far away, on the southern cone of South America in Chilean Patagonia, exists one of the most beautiful, still-virgin territories on Earth. There, an intense struggle is taking place that most Canadians have never heard of, but that intimately involves the Canadian mining industry, the Canadian government, and millions of Canadian pensioners and investors.
Proposed by the Apache Corporation, Encana Corporation, and EOG Resources (formerly Enron), the $1-billion pipeline would carry fracked natural gas from shale gas development near Summit Lake, located 50 km north of Prince George, to a plant in Kitimat.
A moratorium on all new exploration for fossil fuel resources in the Arctic is a logical first step in the transition off of fossil fuel reliance. In particular, we need to stop offshore drilling in the Beaufort Sea before it starts.
A speech by Maude Barlow on importance of understanding the agravating effect of water abuse on climate change.