Canada recently instituted a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which aims at paying respect and honouring the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Survivors and lost children of residential schools. The new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, to be held on September 30th, is one of the 94 recommendations that stemmed from the 2015 […]
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The pandemic generated waves of direct and indirect consequences. As the fight against it unfolded, many parameters of responsible behavior were affected. When under attack, our good habits gave way to expedient solutions in order to deal with the threat. In that context, evidence of the magnitude of what our pandemic response meant for the […]
North American negative demographic trends have been flagged years ago and have become common knowledge as a potential threat. These trends can also be identified elsewhere in the world where the “baby boomer” wave occurred, which came with a significant demographic dip to happen afterwards. We are now in it. This state of affairs deeply […]
Battlefields are often times sights of destruction, suffering and despair. They may also be the stage where heroism can take place and out of them can also emerge signs of hope for the future. Even though some may, for good reasons, disagree with the use of such analogy, it is hard not to feel that […]
Health systems are complex. We all know that. With the pandemic, public health guidance exacerbated that complexity as it must be adjusted based on new facts, emerging science about the virus and the ongoing management of other societal issues. As guidance evolves over time to adjust to the unfolding reality, confusion is a likely side […]
Even though we are doing fairly well, the title Covid-19 Vaccination’s R&R is obviously not to brag about our vaccination Rolls Royce here in Canada… It refers to the fundamental tension between our rights and our responsibilities. Let me explain. Vaccination rates are increasing at an encouraging pace in Canada. As at July 10th, latest […]