#ChristineElliott; #ImprovingHealthcareand EndingHallwayMedicine; #Dr.RuebenDevlin
Ottawa, Jan 31 (Canadian-Media): Today, Christine Elliott, Ontario's Deputy Premier and Ontario's Minister of Health and Long-Term Care issued the following statement:
Christine Elliot Dr. Rueben Devlin (right)
"On behalf of the Ontario government, I want to thank the Premier's Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine, including the Council's Chair, Dr. Rueben Devlin, and the council members, for developing their first report. I look forward to reviewing its findings.
Our Government for the People believes that everyone in Ontario deserves to have access to the services they need at home, in the community or at a hospital. That's why we're continuing to work with our partners in health care, including the Premier's Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine, as we develop our long-term health care strategy.
We will continue to listen to patients, families and frontline providers, and we will create a health care system that works for the people of Ontario."
#NationalHealth; #occupationalcancer; #DrPaulDemers; #CancerCareOntario; #OntarioMinistryofLabour; #WorkplaceSafetyandInsuranceBoard; #Ontario, #Canada
Toronto, Jan 26 (Canadian-Media): Ontario is conducting a review of occupational cancer by engaging internationally recognized expert, Dr Paul Demers through Cancer Care Ontario, to ensure best practices and the most up-to-date information with respect to compensation, media reports said.
"I am very happy to lead this review...While recognition of individual cases can be challenging, it is important that we move forward using the best and most up-to-date scientific evidence," Dr. Demers said upon the review's launch.
Created reportedly in April 1995, and formally launched in 1997, Cancer Care Ontario is an agency of the provincial Government of Ontario, governed under the provisions of the Cancer Act, and is responsible for improving cancer services.
Three main questions that would be considered for review and recommendations to the Ontario's Ministry of Labour would include: determination of the best scientific evidence if a cancer is work related; best practices that Ontario should adopt; and Ministry of Labour's criteria in developing legislative policy around occupational cancer.
The review and recommendations will also help the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).
"Occupational cancers must be treated with the same seriousness and importance as physical injuries," said Laurie Scott, Minister of Labour. "This review will help guide us going forward."
The government is also taking action to ensure working Ontarians stay healthy and safe on the job in the future by launching an Occupational Disease and Illness Prevention Strategy.
The ministry is working collaboratively with the WSIB and its Health and Safety Association partners and others establish partnerships to help improve cost-effective and timely management of occupational illness in the province.
In a study led by the Institute for Work and Health published in 2017, it was revealed that the average costs (direct and indirect) of a worker’s compensation claim for mesothelioma in Ontario is $532 844, including survivor benefits.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
#CannabisLegalisation. #Canada, #priceincrease; #StatisticsCanada
Toronto, Jan 9 (Canadian-Media): Statistics Canada (SC) had reported an increase of more than 17 percent in cannabis price , since it was legalized for recreational use on Oct 17, media reports said.
SC, the Government of Canada agency, formed in 1971 with its headquarters in Ottawa, with its statistics help better understand Canada's population, resources, economy, society, and its culture.
With the use of an updated version of its crowdsourcing app, SC collected price information prior to legalization on Oct. 17 and compared it to the average price between that day and the end of 2018.
The two main factors for the rise or pot prices Taxes and lack of competition, as found by the North American affairs manager for the Consumer Choice Centre a consumer advocacy group that monitors regulatory policy around the globe, David Clement, Consumer advocate, said the rising price of the pot was no surprise.
In addition, said Clement, imposition of provincial and federal taxes, plus all the fees and licensing costs in producers are passed on to end users.
"It costs half a billion a year to enforce the rules and regulations in the Cannabis Act, so in order to generate the revenues to cover that they've implemented fees and licences on licensed producers."
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)