Indigenous and Northern Affairs is being split into two departments as part of a federal cabinet shakeup that also sees New Brunswick MP Ginette Petitpas Taylor elevated as minister of health and backbench MP Seamus O’Regan installed as veterans affairs minister.
With the blessing of the federal government, British Columbia is putting three health clinics under the financial microscope amid long-standing concerns about overbilling and the integrity of the country’s public health-care system.
The federal government plans to spend $8 million over five years to establish a mentorship network for First Nations, Métis and Inuit health researchers.
Giving people with severe addictions prescription heroin could save lives as Canada continues to struggle with an opioid overdose epidemic, says Health Minister Jane Philpott.
Canada is dealing with an opioid crisis of “unprecedented proportions”, Health Minister Jane Philpott said Thursday as she spoke in defence of a new law that removes 26 strict requirements for new supervised injection sites.