Health Canada

Health Canada (French: Santé Canada) is the department of the government of Canada with responsibility for national public health.

The current Minister of Health is Leona Aglukkaq, a Conservative Member of Parliament appointed to the position by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Read more about Health Canada:  Offices, Laboratories, Related Legislation, Criticisms

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List Of Addiction And Substance Abuse Organizations - Canada - Health Canada
... guide is provided in the Healthy Living tab of the official Health Canada website ... Health Canada actively recognizes that substance abuse is directly associated with the public safety of all Canadians ... Please note that direct links to the Health Canada website are not available at this time ...
Health Canada - Criticisms
... by the Canadian Medical Association Journal has called for Health Canada to more strictly regulate natural health products ... editorial cited weaknesses in current legislation that allow natural health products to make baseless health claims, to neglect side-effects research prior to ... The Brandon Sun reported that Health Canada is secretive about inspections about drugs manufactured overseas, leaving the public unsure about the safety of these drugs ...
Shiv Chopra - Human Rights Complaint
... to a 1998 speech by an incoming superior at Health Canada, during which the speaker stated that "he liked visible minorities.” In his complaint, Chopra claimed this was “a racist ... chastised him for "asserting that every manager at Health Canada practises racial discrimination, and for alleging that every appointment in the past 20 years has been discriminatory" and that such sweeping ... conclude that systemic discrimination still exists at Health Canada and to order it to take additional measures to address general or systemic issues of ...
Cannabis In Canada - Early 21st Century Developments - Medical Marijuana Legislation
... to cannabis for medical purposes, established by Health Canada in July 2001, defines two categories of patients eligible for access to medical cannabis ... The MMAR forms are a confidential document between Health Canada, the physician and the patient ... Health Canada permits marijuana for approved patients who can demonstrate a medical need for compassionate end-of-life care or debilitating symptoms ...
Indian Health Transfer Policy (Canada) - Process
... process is designed to occur within the present funding base of federal health programs for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples communities are required to provide certain mandatory programs ... as an important link to Self-Government where the community plans and controls health programs in their communities according to its own priorities ... As the uptake of control of health services by First Nations increased, the Indian Health Transfer Policy began to be seen increasingly by First Nations people as a stepping stone towards the inherent right of Self-Gov ...

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