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Home care bureaucracies leave just 61 per cent of funding for front-line care

Only 61 cents of each dollar allocated to Ontario’s home care system goes to face-to-face patient care, says an Ontario’s auditor general report released Wednesday that also cites rising executive salaries, varied levels of care depending on where you live, and expensive programs that go unmeasured. 845 more words


Low-income kids will lose out on dental care due to service cuts: Ontario NDP

WATCH: NDP health critic France Gelinas explains how service cuts will affect low-income children’s dental care.

TORONTO – Thousands of Ontario children in low-income families will lose access to preventive dental care because of Liberal government service cuts, the NDP said Monday. 534 more words


Medbuy failed cancer patients in Ontario and New Brunswick, report says

TORONTO — National group purchasing organization Medbuy is ultimately responsible for 1,202 cancer patients in Ontario and New Brunswick receiving diluted chemotherapy drugs in 2012, an Ontario legislative committee has concluded. 731 more words


Is the private health information of Canadians being shared with U.S. border services?

By Maria Babbage

TORONTO – Ontario’s privacy watchdog is probing reports that private health information is being shared with U.S. border services, saying it’s a matter “of grave concern” to her. 695 more words


Investigation launched of woman denied entry into U.S. for medical reasons

Ontario’s privacy commissioner was called upon Friday to look into how a Toronto-area women’s medical information got into the hands of U.S. border inspectors who denied her entry based on her records. 729 more words


Ontario NDP tables calorie labelling bill for fast food, chain restaurants

In a bid to help Ontarians make better choices when they eat out, the provincial NDP has tabled a bill that would require chain restaurants to post calorie counts on their menus. 463 more words