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GSL Director gives presentation at the Markham Public Library

March 14, 2019

On March 14, GSL Director Steven Hoffman gave a public lecture titled “If an international law breaks in the forest, dos it make a sound?” at the Markham Public Library as part of the Scholars Hub Speaker Series. He discussed the importance of international law, and the ways in which international laws regarding health are intended to help countries work together in times of crisis and prevent outbreaks from increasing in severity. Despite this importance,...

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Pharmacare Panel

GSL Associate Director Discusses the Politics of Pharmacare

February 7, 2019

 

On February 7th, GSL Associate Director Patrick Fafard spoke on a panel titled “The Politics of Pharmacare and Health Insurance Reform Lessons from Canada and the U.S.,” hosted by the University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics. He discussed the critical importance of political leadership in implementing pharmacare in Canada, as well as some of the challenges involved. Notable challenges he discussed include the weak...

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Radio Canada

GSL Associate Director Interviewed by Radio-Canada

February 4, 2019

 

On February 4, GSL Associate Director Patrick Fafard was interviewed by Radio-Canada about the restructuring of Ontario’s health services system. He addressed current debates about the risk of privatization, the potential dissolution of local health integration networks and creation of an amalgamated central health agency, and the near-term costs that overhauling the system could have for patients. Fafard highlighted the need for greater clarity...

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GSL leads webinar for PHPC’s Research, Education and Practice Series

January 22, 2019

On January 22nd, GSL Associate Director Patrick Fafard and Research Associate Adèle Cassola led a webinar titled ‘Senior Public Health Leadership in Canada: A Multi-dimensional Challenge’ as part of the Public Health Physicians of Canada (PHPC)’s Research, Education and Practice series. The presentation discussed GSL’s research on the institutional...

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