For the first time there are more new COVID-19 cases outside of China than within China. This is a concerning development. Canadians deserve clear answers from their government on its plans to deal with a potential outbreak here in Canada.
Effective today, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is launching an accelerated research response to contribute to global efforts to contain the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak. CIHR has made $6.5M available to mobilize Canada’s health researchers to join the international fight against the coronavirus.
This funding will improve our understanding of how the virus has spread to humans, and promote the development and evaluation of diagnostic tools and vaccines.
A new private members bill hopes to make a free, or close-to-free, nutritious school lunch a daily reality for children across Canada.
Vancouver Kingsway MP Don Davies, the federal NDP health critic, introduced the School Food Program for Children Act on Tuesday.
In this minority Parliament, Canada’s New Democrats plan to push universal pharmacare to the top of the agenda. We are calling on all parties to help us fast-tack this long-overdue expansion of our public health-care system because Canadians cannot afford to wait.
The NDP’s lead critics say they’re feeling good about their “small but mighty” caucus, which they say can bring change in a minority government and attention to their “critical work” by hammering home the party’s “widely popular” priorities.
Veteran B.C. MP Don Davies is calling for the Trudeau government to lay out the steps it is taking to address allegations of forced and coerced sterilizations of women in Canada.
Veteran NDP MP Don Davies, who sat on the health committee as his party’s health critic, said Tuesday that addressing forced and coerced sterilization amounts to “serious unfinished business.”