ONTARIO RIGHT TO FIX OTTAWA’S MISTAKE ON REFUGEE HEALTH CARE

This Toronto Star article was written by Y.Y. Brandon Chen who is currently in our Health Law, Ethics and Policy Training Program:

The federal government was wrong to withdraw health coverage for refugees. Good thing Ontario stepped in to fill the void.

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, when the world celebrated Human Rights Day, refugees in Ontario had rare cause to celebrate an important human rights success. Just a day before, the Ontario government announced that it will join Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Quebec in providing health care to refugee claimants starting in January 2014.

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http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2013/12/12/ontario_right_to_fix_ottawas_mistake_on_refugee_health_care.html