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Aboriginal right – or wrong?

Two eleven-year-old girls from neighbouring First Nations in southwestern Ontario were diagnosed last year with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the bone marrow. Both received chemotherapy, then stopped. One has died. Makayla Sault of the Missisaugas of the New Credit, after eleven weeks, told her parents that the treatments were “killing her,” and discontinued […]


John Edmond
John Edmond is a member of the bars of Ontario and British Columbia. He lives in Ottawa.

International Charter on Prevention of FASD

The First International Conference on Prevention of FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) was held in Edmonton, Canada from September 23 to 25, 2013. The following Charter was endorsed and adopted by the delegates at the meeting, who included about 700 people from 35 countries around the world; senior government officials, scholars and policy makers, parents […]


Egon Jonsson
Egon Jonsson is the Executive Director and CEO of the Institute of Health Economics in Edmonton, Alberta.

Amy Salmon
Dr. Amy Salmon is the Executive Director of the Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Network (CanFASD).

Kenneth R. Warren
Kenneth R. Warren, Ph.D is the Deputy Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) in the United States.

Bench Press 39-3: Tragic Tale of Two Girls

Two young aboriginal girls both had been diagnosed with the same type of aggressive cancer and both were receiving chemotherapy for their illness.  In both cases, their mothers decided to withdraw their children from conventional cancer treatment and pursue aboriginal healing methods.  In one case, the hospital asked the Children’s Aid Society to intervene and […]


Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the former Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

Viewpoint 39-3: Canada’s Asbestos Policy: Economics trump global health concerns

Asbestos was once considered so safe it was used as an ingredient in toothpaste. Today asbestos is recognized as a potent carcinogen by health experts and scientists worldwide. Despite this, in Canada it seems economic concerns take precedence over health when it comes to the international trade of asbestos. History of asbestos The history of […]


Suman Gupta
Suman Gupta lives in Nova Scotia. She is concerned about the detrimental health and environmental effects of basing international and domestic policy on bad science and misconstrued information.

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