Jane Philpott

Jane Philpott listens to an address at the B.C. Assembly of First Nations in Vancouver Sept. 19, 2019. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)
Health

Money won’t fix our health care

Jane Philpott: Politicians won’t move the needle on health care policy if they’re punished for it in the polls. Time to look elsewhere.
A man wheels oxygen and supplies to a safe injection site in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (Darryl Dyck/CP)
Health

Canada counts its dead much too slowly

Jane Philpott: How many additional people died as an indirect result of the pandemic? It will be months before we know the answer, and that’s a problem.
A protest march for Joyce Echaquan in Montreal on Oct. 3, 2020 (CP/Mario Beauregard)
Canada

A call to end racism in Canada’s health care systems

Jane Philpott: We don’t need more studies; we need action. We must seize this moment in history and act to prevent more senseless deaths.
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Opinion

’Public officials should be obsessed with protecting the health workers who will keep people alive’

Jane Philpott: That means frontline workers having access to PPE, rapidly expanding the health workforce in creative ways, and the provinces and territories working together to produce consistent and timely data
Jane Philpott and follow doctor Melanie Henry at the Markham Stouffville Hospital COVID-19 Assessment Centre. (Jane Philpott)
Opinion

Dispatches from the coronavirus front lines: ’I am afraid of what lies ahead for humanity’

Jane Philpott describes her first few shifts working on the COVID-19 front lines at Markham Stouffville Hospital
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Opinion

The climate crisis is our biggest public health threat

Jane Philpott and Samantha Green: To tackle a global climate catastrophe, we should study how society has successfully faced other health crises
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Opinion

Decriminalization is not a radical solution to the opioid crisis. And it would work.

Jane Philpott: If you don’t already know someone who has lost a loved one because of an accidental opioid overdose, it’s only a matter of time until you will
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Opinion

Canada falls behind in health care technology

Jane Philpott and Onil Bhattacharyya: When we’re trying to cut down on the environmental costs of travel, Canada should be leading the world in offering remote health care
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Opinion

National pharmacare—the time is now

Jane Philpott and Danyaal Raza: Medicare effectively ends as soon as a patient receives a prescription
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Opinion

What I learned as a first-time cabinet minister

Jane Philpott: Ask intelligent questions and truly declare your mind and your opinion, as you swore you would do