Alberta's top doctor is defending the province's plan to lift all its COVID-19 public health restrictions despite mounting concerns from physicians and political leaders across Canada, including federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu.
While ongoing delays feel like the same old story for Canada's main environmental law, we cannot let this setback spell the end of Bill C-28, write Larry Barzelai and Jane McArthur of Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.
For those who fetishize freedom and worship at the altar of liberty, the removal of mask restrictions is probably worth celebrating. But for the rest of us, it marks the beginning of an uncomfortable experiment, writes columnist Max Fawcett.
Waterloo started taking COVID-19 vaccine bookings for children as young as 12 on Tuesday as Ontario’s provincial government shifts focus from big-city hot-spot neighbourhoods where adolescents who are not also essential workers have been left out until at least July.
Actions taken (or not taken) by those in charge of Ontario’s pandemic response have appeared to prioritize short-term economic activity over public health goals, writes Cathy Slavik, a PhD candidate in Health Geography at McMaster University.
It is time to stop worrying about the impacts of climate change on health and start creating a healthy future for ourselves and our communities, write Dr. Courtney Howard and Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions president Linda Silas.
Public health research has shown that climate change is amplifying the health disparities that poorer people already face as a result of social conditions, like substandard housing or jobs with poor working conditions.