CDM in the News

National pharmacare a key element missing from Freeland budget
Toronto Star (April 20, 2021)
Written by CDM Chair Dr. Melanie Bechard and Executive Vice Chair Dr. Hasan Sheikh

When will the Liberal government keep its promises on national pharmacare?
Toronto Star (March 6, 2021)
Written by CDM Board members Dr. Bernard Ho, Dr. Osman Raza and Andriy Katyukha

Vaccines, prices and a pandemic
Healthy Debate (February 2, 2021)
Written by CDM Chair Dr. Danyaal Raza

Private virtual health services are booming in a ‘policy vacuum’
Toronto Star (January 17, 2021)
CDM Chair Dr. Danyaal Raza is quoted

Tight controls on COVID-19 vaccine may limit queue-jumping for the well connected
CBC News (December 16, 2020)
CDM Board members Dr. Joel Lexchin and Dr. Monika Dutt are quoted

When it comes to our health care, Albertans will not be silenced
CBC Opinions (November 17, 2020)
Written by CDM Board Members Dr. Thara Kumar and Kavya Anchuri

Private COVID-19 testing proves we are not all in this together
Toronto Star (October 14, 2020)
Written by CDM Chair Dr. Danyaal Raza & CDM Member Dr. Naheed Dosani

Is pharmacare worthy of the throne?
CBC Radio's The House (September 18, 2020)
CDM Chair Dr. Danyaal Raza was interviewed about national pharmacare in advance of the throne speech

Cambie court decision a victory but health care still requires changes
Toronto Star (September 14, 2020)
Written by CDM Board Member Dr. Monika Dutt and Ed Broadbent

Bill 30 gives Albertans health care that's profit-driven instead of patient-driven
Edmonton Journal (August 6, 2020)
Written by CDM Chair Dr. Danyaal Raza and board member Dr. Thara Kumar

Surgical backlog must not be fixed at the expense of the healthcare system
Healthy Debate (August 4, 2020)
Written by CDM Board Member Dr. Thara Kumar and CDM member Dr. Lesley Barron

COVID-19 highlights an urgent need to expand access to healthcare for all
National Newswatch (June 14, 2020)
Written by CDM Board Member Dr. Ritika Goel, CDM Member Dr. Arnav Agarwal, and Mac Scott as part of the the Healthcare for All National Coalition.

Let’s keep profit out of long-term care
Toronto Star (May 6, 2020)
Written by CDM Chair Dr. Danyaal Raza and member Dr. Amina Jabbar

COVID-19 crisis lays bare the importance of universal medicare
iPolitics (April 17, 2020)
Written by CDM Board Members Dr. Melanie Bechard and Dr. Thara Kumar

The mobile health care app touted by the Alberta government has flaws
Maclean's (April 14, 2020)
Written by CDM Chair Dr. Danyaal Raza and Board Member Dr. Jillian Ratti

A rescue package includes expanding medicare
Toronto Star (March 25, 2020)
Written by CDM Chair Dr. Danyaal Raza and Dr.Hasan Sheikh

How labour policy in both Canada and the U.S. affects the spread of coronavirus
Maclean's (March 13, 2020)
Written by CDM Chair Dr. Danyaal Raza and Dr. Kate Hayman from the Decent Work and Health Network

Canada’s publicly funded health system under threat: Three things you should know about the Charter challenge
The Province (March 4, 2020)
Written by CDM Board Members Dr. Rupinder Brar and Dr. Richard Klasa

How a B.C. court case over doctors’ rights to privately charge extra fees could endanger Medicare
The Globe and Mail (February 22, 2020)
Written by CDM Chair Dr. Danyaal Raza

Toronto parents of baby needing $2.8M drug turn to Swiss drugmaker's dose lottery as a last resort
CBC News (December 31, 2019)
Featuring quotes from CDM Board Member Dr. Joel Lexchin

Private pay won't reduce wait times
Winnipeg Free Press (December 19, 2019)
Written by CDM Board Members Dr. Rupinder Brar and Dr. Richard Klasa

Launch of doctor app a wake-up call for Saskatchewan's health system, says expert
CBC News (December 4, 2019)
Featuring quotes from CDM Board Member Dr. Melanie Bechard

The cautionary tale of Cambie and Australian health care
The Toronto Star (December 3, 2019)
Written by CDM Chair Dr. Danyaal Raza, Dr. Bob Bell and Stefan Superina

Doctors worried about Alberta government’s proposed cuts, changes to compensation
Global News (December 3, 2019)
Featuring quotes from CDM Board Member Dr. Jillian Ratti

National pharmacare—the time is now
Maclean's (November 27, 2019)
Written by CDM Chair Dr. Danyaal Raza and the Hon. Dr. Jane Philpott

What's at risk in the B.C. Supreme Court hearing on health care? The future of our system
The Globe and Mail (November 22, 2019)
Written by CDM Board Member Dr. Melanie Bechard and Dr. Ali Damji

Closing arguments begin in B.C. case launched in 2009 over private health care
CTV News (November 17, 2019)
Featuring quotes from CDM Chair Dr. Danyaal Raza

On World Diabetes Day, let’s commit to fair and affordable drug coverage
North99 (November 14, 2019)
Written by CDM Board Member Dr. Thara Kumar

Universal health care on trial: What you need to know about a historic Charter challenge in B.C.
The Globe and Mail (November 12, 2019)
Featuring quotes from CDM Board Member Dr. Rupinder Brar

New Liberal minority must keep national pharmacare promise
The Toronto Star (November 7, 2019)
Written by CDM Board Member Dr. Thara Kumar

Seeing a family doctor just got even harder in Ontario
The Conversation (October 23, 2019)
Written by CDM Board Member Dr. Joel Lexchin

What a Liberal minority government will mean for the health of Canadians
The Conversation (October 22, 2019)
Written by CDM Board Member Dr. Joel Lexchin

Experts on pharmacare and the opioid crisis say important healthcare issues are missing from political platforms and debates
CBC Metro Morning (October 9, 2019)
On-air interview with CDM Chair Dr. Danyaal Raza

Can any of the federal parties pull off a national pharmacare program?
CTV Your Morning (Octber 8, 2019)
On-air interview with CDM Chair Dr. Danyaal Raza