[Ottawa – October 15, 2015] Most citizens are deeply concerned about the current status and future prospects for Canada’s public health care system. There is a clear sense that the system has eroded badly under Stephen Harper’s watch and the public are emphatically offside with many of the core health policies of the Harper government. Even within Conservative supporters, there are large levels of anxiety and dissatisfaction. In the rest of the voting population, dissatisfaction is intense – even visceral.
The question arises as to why an issue of such potent significance to Canadians, at the… [More...]
[Ottawa – 22 mai 2013] – Selon un nouveau sondage commandé par la Coalition canadienne de la santé (CCS) et la Fédération canadienne des infirmières/infirmiers (FCSI), les Canadiens sont majoritairement d’avis que l’accès aux médicaments d’ordonnance devrait dépendre des besoins médicaux des malades et qu’ils sont, pour la plupart, en faveur d’un régime d’assurance-médicaments universel afin que tous les citoyens puissent se procurer les médicaments d’ordonnance que nécessitent leurs besoins médicaux. La CCS et la FCSI ont confié aux Associés de recherche EKOS le soin de mener auprès des Canadiens et Canadiennes un sondage d’opinion touchant la couverture des… [More...]
[Ottawa – May 22, 2013] – A new poll commissioned by the Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) and the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) reveals that a clear majority of Canadians feel that access to prescription drugs should be based on the patient’s medical needs, and most would support a universal drug plan to ensure that all Canadians are covered for medically necessary prescription drugs. The CHC and CFNU commissioned EKOS Research Associates to conduct a survey of Canadians’ views on prescription drug coverage in Canada. The survey was conducted online with 1,041 Canadians from across the country. Fieldwork… [More...]
Over the next few decades, the face of Canadian medicine will change dramatically and our health care system will need to adapt to new and emerging challenges as Canada heads into the 21st century. New and radical developments in medical technology are revolutionizing health care in Canada and physicians and facilities alike will need to adapt. Demographics of the Canadian population are also changing; Canadians are living longer while birth rates are falling. Furthermore, with the onset of the global financial crisis, governments in Canada are facing significant fiscal challenges while health care costs continue… [More...]
CANADIAN POLITICAL LANDSCAPE CONTINUES TO FLAT LINE
[Ottawa – August 13, 2009] – Although the political landscape in Canada looks significantly different from the election last year, it has more or less flat lined since the spring.
“If our vote intention tracking chart was a national cardiogram, it might be time to pull the plug,” said EKOS President Frank Graves. “The only really notable change is that the NDP are up slightly from recent weeks, which may reflect the discussion