Jason Kenney

Health Providers for Refugee Care: National Day of Action June 18th

Submitted by Wajid Sayeed on June 11, 2012 - 14:14

As my colleague pointed out here and here, the current federal government is going to be instituting major cuts to health services for refugees starting at the end of the month.

On June 18th, a broad alliance of physician's organizations accross Canada will be participating in public demonstrations of opposition to the cuts.

Health Provider Action & Media Coverage of IFHP Reform

Submitted by Danyaal Raza on May 20, 2012 - 02:53

The proposed Interim Federal Health Program cuts (discussed further here) have not only motivated individual physicians to action, but also mobilized groups of health providers nation wide.

Interim Federal Health, Bill C-31, Jason Kenney & Refugee Health – a Primer

Submitted by Danyaal Raza on May 20, 2012 - 02:38

Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, has been a very busy man as of late. In less than five months, he has sought to redefine Canada’s threshold for asylum seekers and to tighten the handshake that welcomes them to their new home. For those in the medical community providing care for and advocating on behalf of refugee patients, these efforts have caused considerable consternation.