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2019

Ontario Court of Appeal rules in favor of carbon tax; Ottawa increasing carbon tax on new natural gas-plants

June 28, 2019

Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and the Canadian Public Health Association are pleased with an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that says Ottawa’s carbon tax is constitutional.

The association calls climate change a critical public health issue. It says Friday’s decision affirms the right and the responsibility of the federal government to set national standards for carbon pricing in Canada.


Ultime plaidoyer pour interdire la publicité alimentaire destinée aux enfants

June 18, 2019

S-228 est un projet de loi privé déposé en septembre 2016 par l'ancienne sénatrice conservatrice Nancy Green-Raine. Il est appuyé par de nombreux groupes, comme Diabète Canada, l'Association canadienne de santé publique et la Coalition québécoise sur la problématique du poids.


Le Canada légalise le cannabis comestible : quels impacts sur la santé?

June 17, 2019

Qui plus est, une personne qui ingère du cannabis peut avoir des comportements plus à risques qu'une qui en fume. "Lorsque vous le mangez (le cannabis NDLR), ça prend au moins une heure. Un cas typique est quelqu’un habitué à fumer qui mange un premier brownie et, ne sentant rien, en mange un autre, puis un autre, et quand subitement l’effet survient, la personne se trouve en état de surdose", expliquait Ian Culbert, le directeur de l’Association canadienne de santé publique (ACSP), aux médias en 2017.

Malgré tout, les experts recommandent de privilégier le cannabis sous forme…


Parliamentary health committee recommends decriminalization of simple possession of illicit substances

June 12, 2019

The report cited Donald MacPherson, executive director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, who said such a policy change would help remove the stigma associated with drug use that often keeps people from seeking help, and Ian Culbert, executive director of the Canadian Public Health Association, who noted related offences such as property crime and trafficking would remain illegal.


Why pregnant women should get vaccinated, and what to say if they're hesitant

June 12, 2019

Where do people get correct information? I hope you'll send people to the good information on the websites for the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Canadian Public Health Association. Immunize Canada also often has good stuff.


Widespread Praise for Federal Single-Use Plastic Ban

June 11, 2019

The Canadian Public Health Association is among those applauding a ban on single-use plastics.

The association is commending the federal government for taking a bold approach to address the threat to human health posed by the proliferation of single-use plastics in the environment.

Executive director Ian Culbert says plastics pose distinct risks to human health at every stage as they contaminate and accumulate in the food chain, and require fossil fuels during the manufacturing process.

He says alternatives to plastics already exist and support for their…


It’s a long story: The history of birth control in Canada

June 11, 2019

Canadian laws surrounding birth control and a woman’s right to control her own body have undoubtedly evolved over the last century. Many women across the country cling to that as a lifeline as some states south of the border challenge abortion laws.
-With files from the Canadian Public Health Association.


Grassroots movement to address climate crisis

June 7, 2019

In January of 2019, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) reported that climate change is linked to depression, anxiety and stress disorders in Canada.


Des experts en santé publique recommandent un registre national d'immunisation

June 3, 2019

Au bout du compte, il faudrait que le gouvernement fédéral supervise le programme. "Ottawa n’a pas un dossier reluisant quand il est question de registres nationaux", affirme le directeur général de l’Association canadienne de santé publique (ACSP), Ian Culbert.

Mais il croit quand même que l’établissement d’un registre national doit être une priorité. "Il faut avancer prudemment et s’assurer d’investir de la façon la plus sensée possible."

Santé Canada s’inspire d’ailleurs du travail du Réseau pancanadien de santé publique qui permet le partage d’informations pour les…