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Double-dipping and private care go against evidence-based policy

While there can be no doubt that the vast majority of doctors care first and foremost for their patients and their well-being, it doesnt follow that the public policies their delegates support will adequately address issues of waiting times, of access and of fairness.

Support our public health care system

As the Canadian Medical Association meets in Vancouver to discuss the future of our health care system, come and learn more about positive public solutions.

Join the BC Health Coalition and the Council of Canadians to celebrate public health care and send a message to the CMA.

Date: Sunday, August 19
Time: 12 noon to 4 p.m
Place: Vancouver Art Gallery, Hornby and Robson

Working people make gains in July

OTTAWA ... The latest employment numbers from Statistics Canadas Labour Force Survey show that July was a relatively good month for workers.

Finally, theres a bit of good news for working people across the country. More people looking for work were able to find full-time jobs. Employment for young Canadians continued to be strong. Wages were on the rise. And the beleaguered manufacturing sector saw a gain in jobs after months of devastating losses, particularly in central Canada.

Health science professionals welcome talks on Supreme Court decision

The Health Sciences Association (HSA) welcomes todays announcement that the government will enter into discussions about the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision that strikes down controversial provisions in Bill 29, the legislation that restricted health care workers bargaining rights.

Canadians deserve more paid vacation time

A new report released today by the Canadian Labour Congress confirms what most working people in this country have long suspected. Canadians give more of their waking hours to their employers than workers in most OECD countries.

While less discussed than wage and income inequality, there are huge differences among working people in terms of access to paid time off the job within Canada ... mostly depending on their province of residence. Ken Georgetti, the president of the Canadian Labour Congress, says it's time for a change.