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City staff to examine lowering water fluoridation by 0.1 part

February 6, 2019

Mackie said the Middlesex-London Health Unit verified 57 organizations across North America on Tuesday that support the process, including the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Dental Association, and the Canadian Public Health Association.

Taxes, affordable housing and parole eligibility on Tuesday’s House to-do list

February 5, 2019

A coalition of physicians and public health service providers — including the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Public Health Association and the Canadian Nurses Association —  hold a joint press conference to issue a call for “all federal parties” to support “action to prevent catastrophic climate change.”

Half a plate message unveiled in Canada Food Guide

January 22, 2019

“The Canadian Public Health Association supports the new national dietary guidelines that emphasize plant-based sources of protein, which was a recommendation from the 2017 Canada-specific Lancet Countdown Report,” Ian Culbert, executive director of the Canadian Public Health Association, said in the release.

Canada's new food guide will be healthier for people – and the planet

January 21, 2019

Health Canada deserves credit for using an evidence-based process to develop the new food guide, which has been free of closed-door meetings with industry. The result is a document based on the best available science that puts the health of Canadians first. That is why the Canadian Public Health Association and the Canadian Medical Association have both registered their support for the draft food guide.

Canada to widen its newly opened retail cannabis market

January 12, 2019

In Ottawa, Ian Culbert, executive director of the Canadian Public Health Association, says he is pleased with the government's new regulatory proposals. “Ideally, we would like to see gummy bears not containing THC”, he says, “but that's not going to happen. I can already hear the manufacturers saying ‘you are forcing us to market these products in unappealing ways, and we are saying, yes, that is right’.”

Like Rehm, Culbert warns that there is a lack of fundamental understanding of the brain impacts of edible cannabis products. And, although he welcomes Health Canada's statement…

Climate change linked to depression and anxiety in Canada

January 10, 2019

The “Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change”, an international research collaboration between 27 academic institutions and inter-governmental organisations, has released a report on the relationship between climate change and depression, anxiety, and stress disorders. It was developed with the Canadian Medical Association and Canadian Public Health Association.

Cannabis referendum: Be wary of replacing one 'Reefer Madness' with another

January 9, 2019

The active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is typically far more potent than in the weed previous generations smoked, according to Canadian Public Health Association spokesman Ian Culbert. The dope on Canada’s illicit market can have 5-40% THC.

Emergency physicians and public health experts call for tight regulations on cannabis edibles and concentrates

January 8, 2019

The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is one of many groups pushing for tight regulation of edibles. “An over-riding concern is that industry pressure on politicians may result in a watering down of the regulations or an over-expansion of the range of products that are permitted,” according to Ian Culbert, CPHA’s executive director.

Report on Police Violence Against Black People in Toronto Reveals Canada Has A Big Race Problem

January 1, 2019

The Canadian Public Health Association has spoken out against racism in Canada, and has deemed it a pubic health issue. “Unfortunately Canada remains a nation where a person’s colour, religion, culture or ethnic origin are determinants of health that result in inequities in social inclusion, economic outcomes, personal health, and access to and quality of health and social services,” the association said in a statement, noting racism is insidious and impacts all aspects of life. “Those who experience racism exhibit poorer health outcomes including negative mental health outcomes, negative…


Racism is a public health issue

December 20, 2018