Hospital care and fare

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD • When people talk about hospital food, they don’t often use the adjective “good.” In fact, I don’t recall … Read more

Decoding drug lobbyist rhetoric

DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • The people’s briefing note on prescription drugs Dear new member of the Legislative Assembly: • You’re likely facing a … Read more

Muzzling scientists

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • Access to information is a basic foundation of democracy. Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms also gives us “freedom … Read more

DOXA occupy world brain

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead • This year’s DOXA Festival (, our version of Hot Docs, bristles with ideas and provocations over its 10 … Read more

Democracy, for a change

by Joyce Murray • When news broke that a by-election was imminent in Labrador following the resignation of Peter Penashue – the disgraced Conservative MP … Read more

3 Parties Maple Leaf

Put Canada First is an independent community that brings generations together to strengthen our democracy and build a fair, open and responsible country.’s small staff team … Read more