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2017

CPHA applauds Health Canada’s authorization of three new supervised consumption facilities in Montreal

February 6, 2017

OTTAWA, ON – 6 February 2017 – The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) applauds the federal Minister of Health for approving the request by the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal to operate three supervised consumption sites at fixed locations in Montreal.

2016

Public health applauds Government of Canada’s announced ban on asbestos

December 15, 2016

OTTAWA, ON – 15 December 2016 – The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) congratulates the Government of Canada for its decision to implement a comprehensive ban on asbestos and asbestos-containing products.

Public health welcomes recommendations of federal Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation

December 13, 2016

OTTAWA, ON – 13 December 2016 – The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) welcomes the recommendations of the federal Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation.

Canadian Public Health Association applauds federal government’s support of harm reduction

December 13, 2016

OTTAWA, ON – 13 December 2016 – The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) applauds the Government of Canada for introducing Bill C-37, “An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts”.

Public health supports Government of Canada’s push to accelerate phase-out of coal power

September 2, 2016

OTTAWA, ON – 2 September 2016 – The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) applauds reports in the media that the Government of Canada is pushing to accelerate the phase-out of coal-fired power in Canada.

Public Health 2016 highlights the latest public health research

June 13, 2016

TORONTO, ON – June 13, 2016 – Public Health 2016 the Annual Conference of the Canadian Public Health Association, features the latest public health research including more than 200 oral abstracts and poster presentations.

Public Health 2016

June 1, 2016

TORONTO, ON – June 1, 2016 – Public Health 2016 is the meeting place for the public health community to connect, collaborate, innovate, inspire, share and learn. It is a gathering of leaders and change agents from public, private and voluntary organizations that contribute to health and wellness. It is the largest annual public health gathering in Canada and a key knowledge exchange event.

National public health association calls on Parliamentarians to respect the principles of public health ethics and social justice in new legislation on medical assistance in dying

April 15, 2016

OTTAWA, ON – April 15, 2016 – As a result of the 2015 decision by the Supreme Court of Canada (Carter v. Canada), the Government of Canada has developed legislation regarding medical assistance in dying. The Canadian Public Health Association recognizes that this legislation will provide additional options for those suffering with terminal illness, but underscores the need that such decisions be based on the best available medical information for each case, and the moral and ethical concerns of both the person requesting assistance and the health professional(s) providing the service.

Current alcohol policies give Canadians a hangover

February 3, 2016

OTTAWA, ON – February 3, 2016 – The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) applauds the Government of Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada on the release of The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2015: Alcohol Consumption in Canada. While drinking alcohol is widely accepted in Canadian society, it is not a harmless activity. Alcohol consumption is linked to over 200 different diseases, conditions and types of injuries – a fact that Canada’s alcohol industry would prefer be glossed over.

CPHA Applauds the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Ruling Acknowledging Discrimination of First Nations Children

January 28, 2016

OTTAWA, ON – January 28, 2016 – The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) applauds the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for its ruling acknowledging the systemic racism that resulted in discrimination of First Nations children in Canada. “We are pleased with the Tribunal’s ruling acknowledging inequitable and insufficient funding for services to First Nations children,” says Ardene Robinson Vollman, Chair of CPHA’s Board of Directors. “It is now time for all parties to act swiftly but prudently to rectify the situation.”