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Updated: 2017-04-19T23:35:01+00:00

 



Health Canada proposes stronger rules regarding the importation of pesticides for personal use

2017-02-10T19:20:00+00:00

Health Canada is concerned about the dangers of unregistered pesticides being brought into Canada. Unregistered pesticides brought in from other countries have not been assessed for safety by the Department, and may not be labelled or packaged properly for safe use in Canada.



Proposed changes to the Personal Use Import Exemption in the Pest Control Products Regulations

2017-02-10T18:20:00+00:00

Pesticides are registered in Canada only after a rigorous scientific evaluation determines that no harm to human health or the environment will result from exposure or use. Under the current Pest Control Products Act (PCPA), it is prohibited to manufacture, possess, handle, store, transport, import, distribute or use a pest control product (pesticide) that is not registered under the PCPA.



Statement from Health Canada on the Testing of Cannabis for Medical Purposes for Unauthorized Pest Control Products

2017-02-08T00:25:00+00:00

OTTAWA - Recently, two licensed producers of cannabis for medical purposes undertook voluntary recalls of cannabis products that contained low levels of prohibited pest control products (myclobutanil/bifenazate/pyrethrins). Under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), licensed producers are permitted to use only the 13 pest control products that are currently approved for use on cannabis under the Pest Control Products Act (PCPA).



Heart Month

2017-02-07T15:30:00+00:00

February is Heart Month, a time to bring attention to the importance of cardiovascular health, and what we can to reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease.



Government of Canada invests in program to promote healthy eating

2017-02-07T14:00:00+00:00

Kid Food Nation will help kids and families develop knowledge and skills to plan and prepare healthy meals



Statement from the Minister of Health - Health Canada Authorizes Three New Supervised Consumption Sites in Montreal

2017-02-06T19:35:00+00:00

The Government of Canada is committed to doing its part to address the public health crisis related to opioid overdoses and deaths across the country. Our approach must be comprehensive, collaborative, compassionate and evidence-based.



Technical Briefing on the Authorization of Three New Supervised Consumption Sites in Montreal

2017-02-06T19:35:00+00:00

Health Canada will hold a media technical briefing by teleconference and will be available to answer questions from the media following a statement.



Health Canada and Canadian Cancer Society launch renewed Break It Off campaign

2017-01-31T19:40:00+00:00

Tobacco use and smoking rates in Canada are some of the lowest they have ever been; however, studies show that youth and young adults continue to smoke.



Canada Reaches Health Funding Agreement with Prince Edward Island

2017-01-31T13:00:00+00:00

The Government of Canada and the Government of Prince Edward Island are committed to ensuring it is there to meet the needs of Canadian and Island families.



Minister of Health to visit New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

2017-01-18T22:35:00+00:00

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health will visit New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on Thursday and Friday to meet ministers of Health, stakeholders and local service providers to discuss mental health and home care investments.



Message from the Minister of Health, National Non-Smoking Week, January 15-21, 2017

2017-01-18T19:00:00+00:00

January 15-21, 2017 is National Non-Smoking Week in Canada, and marks an opportunity to learn more about the dangers of tobacco use and support those who want to quit.



Canada participates in the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development Health Policy Forum and Health Ministerial Meeting

2017-01-17T22:05:00+00:00

Countries around the world are facing complex health challenges that stem from new pressures, such as the changing needs of an ageing population, rising rates of chronic diseases, the need to effectively manage new health technologies, and the need to tackle global threats to health.



Canada Reaches Health Funding Agreement with Saskatchewan

2017-01-17T20:40:00+00:00

Canada's public healthcare system is a source of pride. The Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan are committed to ensuring it is there to meet the needs of Canadian families.



Canada Reaches Health Funding Agreement with the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon

2017-01-16T23:55:00+00:00

Canada's public healthcare system is a source of pride. The Government of Canada and the Governments of the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon are committed to ensuring it is there to meet the needs of Canadian families.



Minister Philpott to take part in the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development Health Policy Forum and Health Ministerial Meeting

2017-01-13T21:30:00+00:00

Countries around the world are facing many shared health care challenges, such as demographic changes and the accompanying rise in chronic disease, the need to effectively manage new technologies, and the urgency of tackling global threats, all within



Health Minister to hold Roundtable Discussions with Home Care and Mental Health Stakeholders

2017-01-09T19:10:00+00:00

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health, will hold roundtable discussions with key stakeholders in Home Care and Mental Health, in Toronto.



Canada Reaches Agreement with Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia on Funding for Health Accord

2016-12-23T21:50:00+00:00

Today, the federal government and the provincial governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova agreed to new targeted federal funding over 10 years for investments in home care and mental health care.



Canada-New Brunswick Reach Agreement on Funding for Health Accord

2016-12-22T17:55:00+00:00

Canada's public healthcare system is a source of pride and the Government of Canada and the Government of New Brunswick are committed to ensuring it is there to meet the needs of Canadian families.



Government of Canada finalizes changes to the Nutrition Facts table and list of ingredients on packaged foods

2016-12-14T14:50:00+00:00

Making science-based nutrition information easier to understand is one way to empower Canadians to make healthier food choices. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, announced amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations to make the Nutrition Facts table and list of ingredients on packaged foods easier for Canadians to use and understand.



Government of Canada Initiates Studies Related to Medical Assistance in Dying

2016-12-13T20:55:00+00:00

Medical assistance in dying continues to be a sensitive, complex issue and many Canadians have deeply-held views on the subject. The objective remains to strike the right balance between personal autonomy for those seeking access to medical assistance in dying and protecting the most vulnerable Canadians.



Independent reviews related to medical assistance in dying requests

2016-12-13T20:55:00+00:00

On June 17, 2016, legislation was enacted to allow for safe and consistent access to medical assistance in dying for mentally competent adults who are suffering unbearably, are in an advanced state of irreversible decline, and whose natural deaths have become reasonably foreseeable.



Health Canada Notice to the Media

2016-12-13T20:00:00+00:00

Government of Canada will be holding a media technical briefing about food labelling



Statement from the Government of Canada on the Receipt of the Report from the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation

2016-12-13T16:35:00+00:00

The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Minister of Health, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada today announced that they have received the report from the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation.



Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation presents its advice on a framework for legalization and regulation of access to cannabis

2016-12-13T16:15:00+00:00

Today the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation provided their report to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Minister of Health.



Government of Canada announces new comprehensive drug strategy supported by proposed legislative changes

2016-12-12T19:55:00+00:00

A record number of Canadians have died from drug overdoses this year, including those involving fentanyl. Building on actions taken earlier this year, the Government of Canada is updating its drug strategy to provide for a comprehensive approach that will reduce the harms currently being experienced by individuals and communities.



The New Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy

2016-12-12T19:55:00+00:00

The Government of Canada is committed to a comprehensive, collaborative, compassionate and evidence-based approach to drug policy, which uses a public health approach when considering and addressing drug issues.



Action to Reduce the Supply of Illicit Opioids and Other Drugs

2016-12-12T19:50:00+00:00

The rapid rise in opioid-related overdose and death, exacerbated by the increased availability of illicit fentanyl across Canada, has highlighted gaps in the Government's enforcement toolkit.



Modernizing Legislation to Reduce the Risk of Diversion of Controlled Substances

2016-12-12T19:50:00+00:00

Many of the legislative amendments being proposed in Bill C-37 would modernize the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) to strengthen law enforcement and the Government's ability to monitor, promote and enforce compliance.



Streamlining Applications for Supervised Consumption Sites

2016-12-12T19:50:00+00:00

Supervised consumption sites are an important harm reduction measure and part of a comprehensive, compassionate and evidence-based approach to drug policy.



Ministers Philpott and Goodale to make an important announcement, followed by a media technical briefing

2016-12-11T21:00:00+00:00

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health and the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, will make an important announcement regarding an Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts.



Remarks for the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health

2016-12-07T18:20:00+00:00

I want to thank my co-host Minister Eric Hoskins for agreeing to help in the coordination of this very important day and for hosting it. And of course I want to also thank the folks at the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse



Shoppers Drug Mart Recalls Digital Temple Thermometers due to Inaccurate Temperature Display

2016-12-04T21:55:00+00:00

OTTAWA – Shoppers Drug Mart, in consultation with Health Canada, is voluntarily recalling Life Brand Instant Read Digital Temple Thermometers (see photo below), Model No. 057800711568, due to some devices displaying temperatures that are lower than actual body temperatures. All affected devices were sold between January 2013 and December 2015.



Government of Canada proposes stronger regulations to protect children from exposure to lead and cadmium

2016-12-02T20:20:00+00:00

Young children are curious, always learning and constantly exploring new objects and environments. As they do so, they need to be protected from the possibility of exposure to toxic substances in children's products.



Statement from the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation

2016-11-30T22:05:00+00:00

November 30, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – The Honourable Anne McLellan, Chair of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, and Dr. Mark Ware, Vice Chair



Health Canada Regulates Chemicals Used to Make Fentanyl

2016-11-30T14:15:00+00:00

Canada is experiencing a crisis of opioid-related overdoses and deaths across the country. Many of these deaths involve fentanyl, a highly potent and addictive synthetic opioid. The severity of this issue requires a comprehensive and collaborative response.



Statement from Health Canada on Norway House Hospital

2016-11-24T18:15:00+00:00

In the last year, Health Canada has been made aware of reports of four individuals who were switched at birth in Norway House Hospital in the 1970s.



Health Canada to consult on plan to manage agricultural uses of the neonicotinoid imidacloprid to protect aquatic insects

2016-11-23T18:15:00+00:00

When it comes to regulating pest control products, protecting the health and safety of Canadians and their environment is a priority for the Government of Canada.



Neonicotinoid Pesticides

2016-11-23T18:15:00+00:00

Neonicotinoids are a class of pesticides that are used to control insects on a variety of agricultural crops, including seed treatments, and on turf and ornamental plants.



Health Canada Notice to the Media

2016-11-22T22:30:00+00:00

Government of Canada officials will hold a media technical briefing on neonicotinoid pesticides



Photo Opportunity with Minister Philpott and Senator Petitclerc

2016-11-22T19:55:00+00:00

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health, along with Senator Chantal Petitclerc, will meet with students regarding the proposed amendments to the Tobacco Act.



Backgrounder – Plain Packaging

2016-11-22T19:40:00+00:00

The Government of Canada has launched an ambitious tobacco control agenda for Canada, which includes banning menthol in most tobacco products, implementing plain packaging requirements, introducing a new approach to regulating vaping products, and modernizing Canada's approach to tobacco control.



Government of Canada Introduces New Tobacco and Vaping Products Legislation

2016-11-22T19:40:00+00:00

The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canadians from nicotine addiction and tobacco use. Regulating vaping products to make them less accessible to youth will help achieve this goal.



Backgrounder - Vaping Products

2016-11-22T19:35:00+00:00

The Government of Canada has launched an ambitious tobacco control agenda for Canada, which includes banning menthol in most tobacco products, implementing plain packaging requirements, introducing a new approach to regulating vaping products, and modernizing Canada's approach to tobacco control.



Backgrounder – Future of Tobacco Control

2016-11-22T19:30:00+00:00

The Government of Canada has launched an ambitious tobacco control agenda for Canada, which includes banning menthol in most tobacco products, implementing plain packaging requirements, introducing a new approach to regulating vaping products, and modernizing Canada's approach to tobacco control.



Notice to the Media

2016-11-22T15:10:00+00:00

Health Canada Officials will hold a media technical briefing by teleconference following an announcement on behalf of Health Minister Jane Philpott.



Notice to the Media

2016-11-21T18:30:00+00:00

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health, to hold a media availability to discuss her visit to Winnipeg, including her meeting with individuals switched at birth and their families, along with Mr. Eric Robinson, spokesperson for the families.



Ministers Philpott, Hoskins and more than 40 Partner Organizations Commit to Joint Statement of Action to Address the Opioid Crisis

2016-11-19T17:20:00+00:00

Statement of Action signed at the Opioid Summit in Ottawa. The growing number of overdoses and deaths related to the use of opioids is a national public health emergency.



Opioid Conference and Summit

2016-11-18T15:00:00+00:00

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health and the Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, will host an Opioid Summit in Ottawa, Ontario, to bring together regulators and key stakeholders to discuss the current opioid crisis in Canada and identify a path forward.



Opioid Conference and Summit

2016-11-17T16:25:00+00:00

November 17, 2016 - Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health and the Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, will host an Opioid Conference and Summit in Ottawa, Ontario, to bring together regulators and key stakeholders to discuss the current opioid crisis in Canada and identify a path forward.



Ministers Philpott, Wilson-Raybould and Goodale reflect on Canada's Opioid Crisis During National Addictions Awareness Week

2016-11-16T19:10:00+00:00

November 13 to 19 marks National Addictions Awareness Week - an opportunity to shine a spotlight on different forms of addiction and on solutions to address related harms.



Ministers Philpott and Hoskins to Host Opioid Conference & Summit

2016-11-16T15:30:00+00:00

Two-day Conference and Summit will bring together a variety of experts and people with lived experience to discuss the current opioid crisis.



Minister of Health to meet with Vancouver's First Responder Community

2016-11-09T15:00:00+00:00

The City of Vancouver will host a meeting between the Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health,



Latest Federal Data on Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use Released

2016-11-09T14:30:00+00:00

Tobacco use and the problematic use of substances can negatively impact families and communities, and increase costs for our healthcare system.



Minister of Health speaking at Family Medicine Forum

2016-11-09T12:15:00+00:00

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health, will be delivering a keynote address at the College of Family Physicians of



Minister of Health speaking at Family Medicine Forum

2016-11-09T12:15:00+00:00

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health, will be delivering a keynote address at the College of Family Physicians of



Health Canada Statement on Natural Health Products Week

2016-11-07T20:20:00+00:00

For most Canadians, if not all, self-care is something we do for ourselves and our families.



Message from the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health

2016-11-07T17:50:00+00:00

I am pleased to acknowledge Family Doctor Week in Canada, November 7-12, 2016.



Government of Canada moves forward with proposal to ban menthol in tobacco products

2016-11-04T19:30:00+00:00

Staying healthy is about more than just visiting a doctor. It is the result of the positive choices we make every day. The Government of Canada continues to take action in helping Canadians make healthy choices for themselves and their families.



Remarks from the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health to the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress

2016-11-02T17:35:00+00:00

Thank you very much. Hello everyone and thank you for the welcome. I am thrilled to be here this morning in Quebec, in the beautiful city of Montréal. We could not have had a better place for our announcement today. As you know, Montréal is a world gastronomic capital and I want to talk primarily about food today. So what better than to be here in Montréal at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, surrounded by experts in healthy lifestyles.



Statement from the Minister of Health on Corded Window Coverings

2016-10-31T19:45:00+00:00

OTTAWA - Corded window coverings pose a danger to children. There is significant concern that children continue to be entangled in accessible cords. Strangulation happens silently and can lead to injury or even death.



Health Minister to Address Social Finance Forum in Toronto

2016-10-27T13:00:00+00:00

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health, will provide remarks at the Social Finance Forum, and will make an important announcement about a new hypertension initiative in Canada.



Message from the Minister of Health - Canadian Patient Safety Week - October 24 - 28, 2016

2016-10-24T17:00:00+00:00

Canadian Patient Safety Week is a national, annual campaign to inspire improvements in patient safety and quality. Health care facilities and organizations across the country will be participating in events and activities to help increase awareness this week.



Health Canada media technical briefing on healthy eating

2016-10-24T13:00:00+00:00

Health Canada officials will hold a technical briefing on Food Guide revisions following the Federal Health Minister's announcement in Montreal.



Front-Of-Package (FOP) Nutrition Labelling

2016-10-24T12:00:00+00:00

FOP nutrition labelling refers to simplified nutritional information displayed on the front of packaged foods, where it can easily be seen by consumers.



Healthy Eating Strategy

2016-10-24T12:00:00+00:00

Healthy Eating Strategy



Minister of Health announces revision of the Food Guide, Healthy Eating initiatives, as part of a vision for a healthy Canada

2016-10-24T12:00:00+00:00

The Government of Canada is taking action to help Canadians make healthy choices for themselves and their families.



Revision of Canada's Food Guide

2016-10-24T12:00:00+00:00

On October 24, Health Canada launched a process to revise Canada's Food Guide to reflect the latest scientific evidence and to better support Canadians in making healthy food choices.



Vision for a Healthy Canada

2016-10-24T12:00:00+00:00

The vision for a healthy Canada takes a holistic and pragmatic approach to health, focusing on healthy eating, healthy living, and healthy mind.



Joint Statement from the Minister of Health & the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Regarding Suicides in Saskatchewan

2016-10-21T20:00:00+00:00

OTTAWA - Like all Canadians, we have been heartbroken to learn about the recent suicides in First Nation communities in Saskatchewan. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and communities who have been affected.



Minister Philpott speaking at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2016

2016-10-21T15:55:00+00:00

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health, will announce significant steps by the Government of Canada in assisting Canadians in making healthy food choices, and outline her vision for a healthy Canada.



Message from the Minister of Health - Women's History Month - October 2016

2016-10-19T14:30:00+00:00

October is Women's History Month in Canada, a time to recognize the women who have helped shape our lives and our country. This month is particularly special for me as it gives me a chance to highlight the women who work in the fields of health and sciences in Canada, past and present.



Statement from the Minister of Health following the meeting with representatives of First Nations, Inuit and Métis national organizations

2016-10-18T19:25:00+00:00

Toronto, ON - Today, I had the opportunity to meet again with representatives from the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Métis National Council and the provincial and territorial governments to discuss Indigenous health priorities and opportunities for collaboration.



Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Health Meeting

2016-10-18T10:15:00+00:00

A meeting of Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Health will take place in Toronto on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016.



Government of Canada Announces Mental Wellness Help Line for Indigenous Peoples

2016-10-17T14:45:00+00:00

Left untreated, mental illness can be incredibly damaging to individuals and communities, and supports need to be both accessible and culturally appropriate. That is why the Government of Canada is committed to working with First Nations and Inuit leaders, as well as provincial and territorial governments, to provide effective, sustainable and culturally appropriate mental wellness programs and services for First Nations and Inuit.



Roundtable with Key Health Stakeholders

2016-10-16T23:55:00+00:00

Media availability with Health Minister Jane Philpott following a Roundtable Meeting with Health Stakeholders and in advance of the FPT Health Ministers' Meeting will take place in Toronto on Monday, October 17, 2016.



Federal Minister of Health to highlight the importance of home care

2016-10-13T23:50:00+00:00

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health, will be visiting the home of Ms. Antonietta Vuocolo, a home care client in Etobicoke, Ontario.



Remarks from the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, to the Duncan G. Sinclair Lecture in Health Policy: "What I've Learned as a Physician and Minister of Health"

2016-10-07T21:25:00+00:00

Thank you so much for inviting me today. I want to start by acknowledging that Queen's University is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee (Hoe-den-oh-'show-nee) territory.



Remarks from the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, to the CANADA 2020 Health Summit : "A New Health Accord for All Canadians"

2016-10-07T21:10:00+00:00

Thank you so much for inviting me today. I want to congratulate the organizers on putting together such a good program and list of speakers.



Health Canada authorizes use of naloxone nasal spray

2016-10-03T18:40:00+00:00

Many Canadians are struggling with opioid misuse and need access to better treatment. When Canadians suffer overdoses, the impacts are felt in families and communities, and the Government of Canada is committed to taking measures to help fight the effects of this growing problem.



Health Canada Launches New Inspections Database for Pesticide Companies

2016-09-30T19:25:00+00:00

Searchable tool makes it easy to find details on inspection results



Government of Canada plans to introduce regulations to support the Assisted Human Reproduction Act

2016-09-30T19:00:00+00:00

More and more Canadians are turning to assisted human reproduction to help build their families, and the Government of Canada is committed to helping them use these services safely, and with peace of mind.



Minister Philpott speaking at CANADA 2020 Health Summit

2016-09-29T14:45:00+00:00

The Minister will be delivering remarks at the "CANADA 2020 Health Summit.



Government of Canada Announces Next Steps in Tobacco Control

2016-09-27T21:35:00+00:00

An estimated 87,000 Canadians will become daily smokers this year, many of them youth, putting them and others at risk of developing a variety of diseases and illnesses. That is why the Government of Canada is continuing to take action to lower smoking rates and shift public attitudes about tobacco.



Statement from Health Minister Jane Philpott On Recent Media Coverage Regarding the Safety of Marijuana Dispensaries

2016-09-23T22:00:00+00:00

In recent days, the Globe and Mail has run a series of articles suggesting that Health Canada has failed to inform the public about unsafe cannabis sold through illegal dispensaries.



Minister of Health speaking at Queen's University

2016-09-23T18:05:00+00:00

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health, will be the guest lecturer at the Duncan G. Sinclair Lecture in Health Policy at Queen's University.



Statement from Health Canada on the Testing of Marijuana

2016-09-21T22:00:00+00:00

OTTAWA - Health's Canada's position on the risks of obtaining cannabis from dispensaries has been consistent: these facilities are unlicensed by the federal government, illegally supplied, and sell product that may be contaminated or otherwise unsafe.



Government of Canada to make an announcement regarding acetaminophen

2016-09-14T20:00:00+00:00

Health Canada officials will hold a media technical briefing regarding acetaminophen.



Minister of Health speaking at McGill University

2016-09-14T18:20:00+00:00

Minister of Health speaking at McGill University



New Research shows sustained drop in smoking rate, but opioid misuse continues among youth

2016-09-14T11:30:00+00:00

Healthy children and youth are the key to a healthy future, and research and data are critical to informing the development of policies that can improve Canada's health.



Health Canada launches consultations on renewal of the Official Languages Health Contribution Program

2016-09-13T19:25:00+00:00

Today, Health Canada is pleased to launch an open consultation process to solicit feedback on the future design of the Official Languages Health Contribution Program (OLHCP). The intent of the program is to improve access to health services to English-speaking communities of Québec and French communities elsewhere in Canada.



Ministerial Message - World Suicide Prevention Day 2016

2016-09-12T20:15:00+00:00

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, a day to reflect on the impacts that suicide has on our family, friends and communities, and to commit to actions in preventing suicide.



Health Canada Moving Quickly to Control Chemicals Used to Make Fentanyl

2016-08-31T14:20:00+00:00

Canada is experiencing a growing number of opioid overdoses and deaths across the country, and days such as the International Overdose Awareness Day are bringing needed attention to this crisis. The Government of Canada is committed to addressing this complex public health issue.



Remarks from the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, to the Canadian Medical Association Annual General Meeting

2016-08-25T21:15:00+00:00

What a pleasure to be with you. I have been following very closely all that you've been doing here over the last number of days. I want to start by acknowledging the ancestral, traditional, and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations here in Vancouver. It's a privilege to be on the territory of these First Nations.



Minister of Health speaking at Canadian Medical Association Annual Meeting

2016-08-22T08:55:00+00:00

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health, will be delivering an address at the Canadian Medical Association's 149th Annual Meeting and General Council.



Fact Sheet: Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations

2016-08-11T17:00:00+00:00

On August 11, 2016, Health Canada announced the new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). These new regulations will replace the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) when they come into force on August 24, 2016, and are being implemented as a result of the Federal Court ruling in the case of Allard v. Canada. These new regulations will allow for reasonable access to cannabis for medical purposes for Canadians who have been authorized to use cannabis for medical purposes by their health care practitioner.



Statement from Health Canada concerning access to cannabis for medical purposes

2016-08-11T17:00:00+00:00

OTTAWA - In response to the Federal Court of Canada's decision in Allard v. Canada, Health Canada today announced the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). The ACMPR will replace the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) as the regulations governing Canada's medical cannabis program, and will come into force on August 24, 2016.



Government of Canada to make an announcement regarding Marijuana

2016-08-11T11:00:00+00:00

A statement will be issued today regarding marijuana regulations. Following the statement, Health Canada officials will hold a media briefing via teleconference to provide further detail and respond to questions.



Statement from the Minister of Health on the Opioid Crisis

2016-07-28T00:50:00+00:00

Canada is facing a growing crisis related to opioid overdoses and deaths across the country, and our government is committed to addressing this issue.



National Strategy Advocates Inuit-led Approach to Suicide Prevention

2016-07-27T21:35:00+00:00

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and Health Canada are committed to working together and with other Inuit leaders and provincial and territorial governments to provide effective, sustainable, and culturally appropriate health programs and services to improve the health of Inuit.



Health Minister to speak at the MyHealthNS Personal Health Record launch

2016-07-27T17:00:00+00:00

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health, will present remarks at the launch of the MyHealthNS Personal Health Record along with the Honourable Stephen McNeil, Nova Scotia Premier.