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Media Coverage of Open Letter to Joe Oliver re: Budget Bill

Published on November 22, 2014 under Health for All in the News
Media Coverage of Open Letter to Joe Oliver re: Budget Bill
Health for All, along with 160 organizations, signed an open letter to Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, condemning the Budget Bill which includes provisions that will allow provinces to deny social assistance to refugee claimants, and potentially some groups of immigrants and nonstatus people. We oppose such a measure and deem this cruel and unusual. The media coverage of this…
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Health for All on Rabble discussing IFH ruling

Published on November 3, 2014 under Health for All in the News
Health for All on Rabble discussing IFH ruling
Listen to Melanie Spence from Health for All interviewed for Rabble.ca by John Bonnar. Melanie discuss the recent ruling of a Federal Court denying the Conservative government a delay on reinstating refugee health cuts. Melanie discusses the recent ruling, the broader context of uninsured in Canada and a trend of regressive immigration policies.
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Ontario must fill the gap left by cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program, say health-care providers

Published on January 23, 2013 under Health for All in the News
Ontario must fill the gap left by cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program, say health-care providers
Health for All Protest covered in Rabble.  Health-care workers and other service providers rallied Wednesday morning outside the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Toronto to demand that the Ontario government step up to fill the gap left by federal cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program. The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) provides temporary health-care coverage to eligible…
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Refugee Health: Health care workers and students freeze outside waiting for Matthews

Published on January 23, 2013 under Health for All in the News
Refugee Health: Health care workers and students freeze outside waiting for Matthews
Piece in OPSEU's Diablogue about Health for All's Fill the IFH Gap Rally: There were hard lessons learned today about how democracy is practiced in this province. About 60-70 protesters, most young health care workers and students, spent more than an hour and a half today outside the downtown Toronto offices of the Ministry of Health. They waited in the bitter cold,…
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Health4All asks Ontario to follow other provinces to protect refugee healthcare

Published on January 3, 2013 under Health for All in the News
Health4All asks Ontario to follow other provinces to protect refugee healthcare
On OPSEU's Diablogue discussing Health for All's campaign. Even right-wing Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall thinks it’s wrong. Recent cuts to the Interim Federal Health program for refugees have led to a storm of criticism by the medical community and provincial politicians across Canada. While Immigration Minister Jason Kenney defends the cuts, stating excluded refugees will still receive essential care, a…
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Doctors and medical students: Health care for all, including refugees

Published on June 16, 2012 under Health for All in the News
Doctors and medical students: Health care for all, including refugees
A piece by Health for All members Faria Kamal, Nikki Bozinoff, Nanky Rai, Ritika Goel and Michaela Beder published in Rabble.  In a shocking move, the Canadian government is cutting access to health care for refugees across Canada starting on June 30. Health groups are loudly denouncing cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) that provides temporary healthcare to refugees and…
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