October 22nd Ottawa Under Attack

October 22nd Ottawa Under Attack So, we have just witnessed an unprecedented attack on the Parliament of Canada. Beginning with the murder of Canadian Reservist Nathan Cirillo on ceremonial guard duty at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a radicalized jihadist convert to Islam raced up the steps beneath the Peace Tower.  While we generally do not discuss what happens in caucus, suffice to say the Prime Minister was addressing the Conservative caucus when the first shot, followed by a rapid succession of shots and shouting, rang out down the corridor beyond the hall. How ....[click here for full story]

Health Canada – C. difficile Further Concerns – Promising Solutions Regulatory Failure – Policy Action

Health Canada – C. difficile Further Concerns – Promising Solutions Regulatory Failure – Policy ActionOTTAWA, On:  Further to information released on April 9 and April 30, today’s focus is on further concerns and promising solutions.  The Drug Safety & Effectiveness Network (DSEN) report of 2012 confirms concerns about the strong association between common stomach medications and C. difficile infections (CDI). “If the regulator cannot or will not act in the public interest then it falls to policy makers to advance the public interest and adjust the mandate of the regulator.” Today, I wish to draw attention to research that further links these medications with increased risk ....[click here for full story]

Hospital Infections, Drugs, Deaths What is Wrong with Health Canada?

OTTAWA, On: In 2005, I was assured by the Health Minister of the day that Health Canada was actively investigating C. difficile deaths in Canadian hospitals and the relation to stomach acid suppressant drugs called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs).   A study by the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program (CNISP) would get to the bottom of it.  It didn’t.  The study presented in 2007 failed to collect data on the PPI issue. (Amazingly it purports to be the most extensive review on the subject in North America and useful as a ....[click here for full story]


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    • October 22nd Ottawa Under Attack October 31, 2014
      So, we have just witnessed an unprecedented attack on the Parliament of Canada. Beginning with the murder of Canadian Reservist Nathan Cirillo on ceremonial guard duty at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a radicalized jihadist convert to Islam raced … Continue reading →
    • “Wait For Me Daddy”: Iconic Moment Cast in Bronze October 6, 2014
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ottawa:  Dr James Lunney, Member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Alberni, rose in the House to draw attention to the momentous  event associated with unveiling of a “Wait for me Daddy” monument at Hyack Square in New Westminster … Continue reading →
    • Lunney Speaks to ISIS threat, Commends Canadian Forces September 25, 2014
      Ottawa, ON: Today, Dr. James Lunney, MP for Nanaimo-Alberni, stood in the House of Commons to address the threat of ISIS and Canada’s role in containing the threat. In the House, Lunney said: “There has been a lot of rhetoric … Continue reading →
    • Health Canada – C. difficile Further Concerns – Promising Solutions Regulatory Failure – Policy Action May 14, 2014
      OTTAWA, On:  Further to information released on April 9 and April 30, today’s focus is on further concerns and promising solutions.  The Drug Safety & Effectiveness Network (DSEN) report of 2012 confirms concerns about the strong association between common stomach … Continue reading →
    • Press Release: Innovation, Effectiveness, Cost-effectiveness for Sustainable Health Care May 8, 2014
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, On:  Dr. James Lunney, MP for Nanaimo-Alberni, stood in the House of Commons today to comment on his Motion 501, a National Strategy to achieve sustainable healthcare.  In the House he said:  “Motion 501 is about … Continue reading →

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    • CRTC approves structure and mandate of the administrator of a new video relay service December 18, 2014
      The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today approved the structure and mandate of the Canadian Administrator of Video Relay Service. Earlier this year, the CRTC approved this telecommunications service, which will enable Canadians across the country to place phone calls and communicate using American Sign Language (ASL) or Quebec Sign Language (QSL) where the […]
    • Federal-Provincial Cooperation Strengthens Occupational Health and Safety Practices in Canada's Atlantic Offshore December 18, 2014
      The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, together with the Honourable Tony Cornect, Minister of Service NL, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Kelly Regan, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education, Government of Nova Scotia, today announced that new occupational health and safety provisions for Canada's Atlantic offshore will come into […]
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      December 18, 2014 - Québec, Quebec The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada and MP for Lévis¿Bellechasse and Les Etchemins, today announced an investment of $7.8 million on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, to modernize aids to navigation on the St. Lawrence.
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      The $7.8 million investment will be used to purchase 185 new-generation year-round buoys and to deploy them between Montréal and Québec City. These lighted buoys will increase navigational safety on the fluvial section. The buoys will be lifted every two years rather than twice a year, as is currently the case, which will increase service efficiency. […]
    • Canadian Coast Guard's Seasonal Search and Rescue Stations Close for the Winter December 18, 2014
      December 18, 2014 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador The Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region has closed its seasonal search and rescue stations in Lark Harbour and Port aux Choix, along with seasonal stations in Prince Edward Island and northern New Brunswick.