National Newswatch

More doctors across Canada should prescribe safer drugs to reduce overdoses: minister

Jul 20 2022 — Camille Bains, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Canada's minister of mental health and addictions says more doctors across the country should be willing to prescribe a safer supply of drugs to reduce overdoses instead of fearing they will face barriers from their regulatory colleges. Carolyn Bennett said a guidance document by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia […]

B.C. Attorney General David Eby announces bid to become premier

Jul 19 2022 — Camille Bains, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — British Columbia Attorney General David Eby has announced his bid to become the province's next premier, saying he has secured the support of a large majority of New Democrat members of the legislature. Eby's announcement ends weeks of speculation as other high-profile New Democrats have bowed out of this fall's leadership election, with […]

Ottawa’s share of health-care funding to be top concern at premiers’ meeting in B.C.

Jul 10 2022 — Camille Bains, The Canadian Press — A group representing emergency room doctors across the country has a message for Canada's premiers: come up with a co-ordinated plan to prevent their workplaces from being closed due to staffing shortages that are creating an unprecedented crisis in health care. Dr. Atul Kapur, a spokesman for the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, said premiers […]

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