National Newswatch

Proposed federal food labels won’t improve health outcomes, food manufacturer group says

Nov 14 2017 — Alex Binkley — An already acrimonious relationship between Health Canada and the food industry over possible changes to the Canada Food Guide has worsened following a claim by the Department that the industry supports proposed new warning labels on food products. The dispute has been brewing for months over Health Canada’s proposal to revamp the Food Guide, which […]

Proposed federal food labels won’t improve health outcomes, food manufacturer group says

Nov 14 2017 — Alex Binkley — An already acrimonious relationship between Health Canada and the food industry over possible changes to the Canada Food Guide has worsened following a claim by the Department that the industry supports proposed new warning labels on food products. The dispute has been brewing for months over Health Canada’s proposal to revamp the Food Guide, which […]

Susan Barry

Running a Marathon: Goal Setting and Health Policy

Nov 11 2017 — Susan Barry — Running is a sport that challenges and tests individuals, but rewards with immense gratification and pride. There’s nothing quite like the euphoric feeling of a successful run. The “runner’s high” is an exhilarated sensation of joy and accomplishment, free of emotional, and psychological stress. It is usually paired with a fatigued but exceptionally rewarding physiological […]

Hannah Lane

Organ Donation in Canada: A Matter of Life or Death

Nov 7 2017 — Hannah Lane — Imagine, your son, Xavier, was born with a tumor on his liver. At the age of 6-months, he has undergone multiple surgeries and procedures. None one of them have worked and he has recently been given just weeks to live. Xavier has been put on a liver transplant waiting list. Unfortunately, no suitable transplant donor […]

The government needs a new approach to income tax reform

Nov 6 2017 — C. Scott Clark, Peter T. Devries and Len Farber — What a mess the Finance Minister, the Finance Department, the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Privy Council Office created, over the past few weeks, in their attempt to reform the taxation of Canadian Controlled Private Corporations (CCPC). The Finance Minister has now backtracked on the most contentious of his original proposals, and has made some […]

Kara Johnson and Jim Karahalios

Sudbury by-election court decision could spell legal trouble for PC leader Patrick Brown

Nov 2 2017 — Kara Johnson and Jim Karahalios — Last week, Justice H. Borenstein of the Ontario Court of Justice, in R. v. Lougheed, affirmed that a political party’s constitution “sets out the process by which a person may become [a party’s] candidate at an election.” Justice Borenstein stated that a decision to appoint a Liberal Party candidate is the “prerogative of the leader […]