Menu labelling for healthy choices

Menu labelling for healthy choices

The Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015 (HMCA) and its regulations become effective on January 1, 2017. The new legislation, passed by the province of Ontario, requires food establishments, such as restaurants, coffee shops, convenience stores, grocery stores and movie theatres, with 20 or more locations to post calorie information for food and drink items. The […]

Disparities in health between Canadian and immigrant seniors in the GTA – study

Disparities in health between Canadian  and immigrant seniors in the GTA  – study

  A new study by the Wellesley Institute of Toronto reports “significant” disparities in self-reported health and mental health between Canadian and immigrant seniors in the Greater Toronto Area  (GTA) , especially those who are “racialized” and from non-English background. According to the study, released on Tuesday,” immigrant seniors, especially those who arrived more recently, […]

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

This week’s question: The Ontario government announced last week in its budget that it will provide free prescription drugs to young people up to age 25.The medicines will be provided to everyone in that age group regardless of their income or their parents’ income. Should  free prescriptions drugs be provided to low income people of […]

Jamaican government to address mental illness among prison inmates

Jamaican government to address mental illness  among prison inmates

  KINGSTON, Jamaica – Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, State Minister for National Security,  says the Jamaican Government will be putting measures in place to deal with mentally ill people in lock-ups. “There are plans to allocate budgetary and manpower resources to meet the treatment needs of the mentally ill who are incarcerated. We also hope […]

Permanent residence for seasonal agricultural workers

  A new Report, prepared by the well intentioned and highly respected Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), has painted a far too rosy picture of the experiences of seasonal farm workers in Canada. Almost exactly one year ago, The Caribbean Camera issued an Editorial which included a strong appeal for seasonal farm workers […]

‘Please help to give me my life back’

‘Please help to give me my life back’

Ila HenryAn open letter to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship The following letter was sent to the Caribbean Camera by a 27-year old woman in St. Lucia. The letter has been forwarded to Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen and the federal Liberal Black caucus: Ila HenryDear Mr. Hussen, My name is Ila Henry and […]

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