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Canada's medical students await clear direction on doctor-assisted death: Bill C-14 has yet to be approved but residents are trying to prepare for new age
Sheryl Ubelacker; The Canadian Press; April 24, 2016
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/doctor-assisted-dying-medical-students-canada-1.3550703

Workplace violence against health-care workers under-reported, largely ignored: No nurse should expect to go to work and be assaulted, says Canadian nursing official
Kas Roussy; CBC News; April 27, 2016
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/violence-against-health-care-workers-1.3555241

Think tank claims province opening door to increased healthcare privatization
B.C. Ministry of Health recently published a policy paper discussing contracting out multi-day surgery stays
Gavin Fisher; CBC News; April 27, 2016
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/think-tank-claims-province-opening-door-to-increased-healthcare-privatization-1.3556192

The $6.6-million doctor distorts Ontario's pay battle
André Picard; The Globe and Mail; April 25, 2016
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/the-66-million-doctor-distorts-ontarios-pay-battle/article29754134/

Ontario Health Coalition holding unofficial referendum on healthcare funding: Group aims to spread and fill their ballot boxes across province to pressure government
Andrew Foote; CBC News; April 25, 2016
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ontario-health-coalition-funding-referendum-1.3551852

Edmonton mayor seeks to make city a leader in health innovation
Justin Giovannetti; The Globe and Mail; April 25, 2016
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/alberta/edmonton-mayor-seeks-to-make-city-a-leader-in-health-innovation/article29757068/

Health minister's proposed 'super clinics' garner mixed reactions
CTV News; April 25, 2016
http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/quebec-hopes-super-clinics-will-facilitate-access-to-care-1.2874204

Ontario unprepared to handle an opioid crisis, doctors warn
Karen Howlett; The Globe and Mail; April 27, 2016
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-unprepared-to-handle-an-opioid-crisis-doctors-warn/article29781264/

Midwives to be recognized as health care professionals in N.L.: Series of official regulations for midwifery in N.L. will come into effect this September
CBC News; April 28, 2016
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/midwifery-legislation-1.3557355