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Workers at Peel’s Butterfly dementia care project report they are physically and mentally exhausted
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Workers at Peel’s Butterfly dementia care project report they are physically and mentally exhausted

February 1, 2019February 1, 2019

With Peel Region expanding its “Butterfly” dementia care project to two more long-term care homes, direct care staff working on the Malton Village pilot site are speaking out publicly for the first time about the challenges they’ve faced to make the experiment a success. “There is widespread commitment among care staff to improve the quality...

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Globe editorial: Let’s make 2019 the year Canada finally gets pharmacare

January 30, 2019January 30, 2019

In 1964, after three years of study, Justice Emmett Hall, the Progressive Conservative judge and chair of the Royal Commission on Health Care Services, recommended that Canada create a system of universal health insurance. Politicians picked up the ball and ran with it, and for two generations we’ve had medicare. It’s not perfect but, compared...

Let’s secure workplace pensions
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Let’s secure workplace pensions

January 30, 2019January 30, 2019

Working Canadians can take heart that a bigger CPP will now be waiting for them in retirement thanks to tireless advocacy of unions, seniors groups, anti-poverty organizations and others. Now it’s time to call on the feds to make sure corporations pay out employee pensions no matter what – including in cases of bankruptcy. Read...