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The Cloud Around Vaping

Health Canada has recently undertaken new measures to restrict advertising of vaping products with the goal of curbing usage among young people, as fears of serious illness related to vaping surface in the public sphere. The Sixth Estate’s Spotlight assembled a panel of experts and stakeholders to delve into the issues that surround vaping.

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson MP Headlines Before The Bell Show on Climate Change

The Honourable Johnathon Wilkinson MP, minister of environment and climate change joins Before the Bell next Tuesday, January 28th to discuss Canada’s options to meet and surpass both the 2030 and 2050 greenhouse gas emissions targets and issues impacting the environment. Other guests appearing on Before the Bell to discuss these important issues include:  Craig Stewart vice president

Sixth Estate Announces Guest Lineup for Wednesday’s Show on Vaping

The Sixth Estate is pleased to announce the guest lineup for this Wednesday’s spotlight on vaping. Host David Akin’s guests appearing on this Sixth Estate spotlight include: Dr. Amy Porath director of research, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, Eric Gagnon, head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Imperial Tobacco Canada, Sherwin Edwards president of VapSelect Inc., Marino Francispillai program manager, school and community mental health

Canada’s Innovation Path Forward

At the start of a new Parliament, where it remains to be seen whether the government will continue its focus on innovation, Before the Bell brought together a panel of experts and stakeholders to discuss the future of Canadian innovation initiatives.

Before the Bell Guest Lineup for Canada’s Innovation Path Forward

Before the Bell returns this Thursday, December 5th to discuss Canada’s innovation path forward. The innovation agenda was a priority for the last session of parliament, will it remain so for this one? Guests appearing on Before the Bell include:  Jill Schnarr vice president corporate citizenship and communications with TELUS Canada, Teresa Marques president and CEO, Rideau

OPINION |Technology: The Great Equalizer

Technology can form a large part of the solution to reduce inequality in Canada. The benefits can drive improved health, social and economic outcomes for all Canadians.

If I Were Minister of Health: Best Advice for Addressing Substance Use and Addiction

As part of the Sixth Estate’s Spotlight series, in conjunction with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)’s 2019 conference, a panel of public health, enforcement, youth and Indigenous experts and stakeholders gave their top recommendations for the new minister of health on how best to address substance use and addiction.

What do you need to know about new cannabis products?

With cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals legal as of Oct. 17, Sixth Estate’s Spotlight series joined the Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction to discuss with experts and stakeholders the new product classes, health risks, and lower risk use of the products, as well as the importance of public education and best ways to reach out to youth.

What’s Next for Pharmacare?

As pharmacare was a major election issue, and the re-elected Liberal government has promised to implement a national pharmacare program in accordance with the Hoskins report, Before the Bell assembled a panel of experts and stakeholders to discuss what options the government may be exploring.

Before the Bell Guest Lineup for a Discussion on What’s Next for Pharmacare

Before the Bell returns next Thursday, November 14th to discuss what everyone expects to be a key priority for our next government – a national Pharmacare plan. Guests appearing on Before the Bell include: Dr. Seema Nagpal vice president science and policy with Diabetes Canada, Joelle Walker vice president public affairs, Canadian Pharmacists Association, Dr. Jennifer Shulman partner KPMG,