Universal pharmacare should be a core part of the next Health Accord. This report comes as the federal, provincial and territorial health ministers are meeting today to negotiate a new Canada Health Accord
In this report, Savaria Expert-Conseils Inc. evaluates the impacts of a petroleum hydrocarbons spill from TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline in the main watercourses of the Ottawa-Gatineau region.
Print version of the Nestle Boycott Declaration.
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The Blue Communities Project was created to help community activists and local leaders protect the water commons – our shared water resources and services. As a public sector worker, elected official or community activist pursuing the recognition of a “Blue Community,” you will become part of a growing international movement for public water.
Canada’s experience with food regulations under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) shows that the threats trade agreements pose to food quality and safety are very real in free trade agreements.
This is an update of a December 2015 review by Dr. Ken Froese of TransCanada’s Human Health Risk Assessment since the company announced it was doubling the size of its tank farm in Saint John and updated its assessment. Gaps remain.
Dr. Froese identifies three key environmental health issues:
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is bad medicine. This trade deal, which was recently signed by Canada, the United States, Mexico and nine other Pacific Rim countries, will keep the costs of prescription medications high, undermine the ability to draft quality public health care policy, and make it more difficult to create a national pharmacare program.
In 2007, Alton Gas applied to develop salt caverns to store natural gas and brine discharge infrastructure. The company plans to take water from the Shubenacadie River to hollow out the salt from the caverns, making room for natural gas to be stored. This would create a brine mixture that would be mixed with water in ponds next to the estuary before it is released back to the river.
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This briefing paper shows how the pipeline route puts watersheds at risk, provides a realistic estimate of the likelihood of a pipeline rupture, and uses modelling to determine the potential costs of an oil spill in the North Bay area.