Election 2015: Health care issues that should be top of mind

by Barbara Sibbald, Editor, News and Humanities, CMAJ

For the past 30 years, in poll after poll with only one exception, Canadians have declared that health care is the most important issue they face. For this election, the health issues are complex and numerous: our aging population, physician-assisted dying, mental health and pharmacare, to name but a few.

The following is a selection of CMAJ articles on health care issues that the new government will have to address, regardless of their stance during the election.

The federal role in health care



Seniors strategy

Aboriginal health

Physician-assisted dying

Blog:  Physician-assisted dying in Canada: the gavel has fallen

Mental health

Pharmacare