Ontario names adviser to lead consultations on public health amalgamations

Ontario has appointed a special adviser to lead cross-province consultations on the government's planned health unit amalgamations. The province says Jim Pine will help it engage in "renewed" discussions with public health experts and civic leaders over plans to consolidate...

Ford government pledges $40M to mental-health initiatives for students

The province is pledging nearly $40 million for student mental-health initiatives, including permanent funding for about 180 mental health workers in secondary schools. Education Minister Stephen Lecce made the pledge Thursday morning to mark World Mental Health Day. "Too many...

Ontario’s top court expected to rule on controversial brain death case

Ontario's top court is expected to rule today in the case of a Toronto-area family that fought to keep their daughter on life support after she was declared brain-dead. Taquisha McKitty was 27 when doctors declared her "dead by neurological...

Ontario’s top court dismisses appeal in controversial brain death case

Ontario's top court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by a Toronto-area family that fought to keep their daughter on life support after she was declared brain-dead. Taquisha McKitty was 27 when doctors declared her "dead by neurological criteria" in September 2017 following a...

Ontario’s top court dismisses brain death case but stops short of ruling on key issue

Ontario's top court has dismissed a legal challenge brought by a Toronto-area family that fought to keep their daughter on life support after she was declared brain-dead. But the court of appeal declined to rule on whether accommodations for religious...

Dr. Brian Thicke, father of late actor, pleads no contest to misconduct charges

A doctor identified as the father of late TV star Alan Thicke is not challenging allegations that he engaged in professional misconduct towards more than a dozen women over several decades. Dr. Brian Christopher Thicke has pleaded no contest before...

LGBT activist’s complaint over wait period for blood donation referred to human rights tribunal

A federal human rights complaint challenging Canada's policy requiring gay men to observe a waiting period between having sex and donating blood has been referred to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for an inquiry. Christopher Karas, a Brampton resident, filed...

Toronto exploring mandatory licence for retailers selling vaping, e-cigarette products

City officials are now one step closer toward licensing retailers who sell vaping and e-cigarette products, amid growing concern about the devices' popularity and health risks. On Monday morning, the general government and licensing committee officially signed off on new recommendations requiring businesses selling vaping products to...

Markham boutique hotel for dementia patients built to give their caregivers a break

When her close friend's husband was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's at the age of 65, Liliane Vidicek saw just how taxing caring for him could be. His decline was rapid and within 14 months he needed care around the clock....

U of T students demand change in wake of suicide on campus

Twenty-four students at the University of Toronto are calling on the school to improve its mental health services  immediately after a student died by suicide in a computer science building on Friday. Loizza Aquino, a third year student, and Ashwini Selvakumaran,...
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