Experts say Canada needs to do more on innovation after country gets a ‘C’ on innovation report card

University of Calgary professor Richard Hawkins, a fellow at the school’s Centre for Innovation Studies, said

governments should focus on doing what the private sector won’t do, whether that’s building networks or funding early-stage research.

Canada’s R&D tax breaks can’t replace strategic innovation policy

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canadas-rd-tax-breaks-cant-replace-strategic-innovation-policy/article26349428/

All of us who have experienced the joys of parenthood have passed through the adolescent years, when our children refuse to accept advice. Most teenagers pass through this stage and go back to being able to learn.

Where Do Major Parties Stand on Health Care? We Asked

http://thetyee.ca/News/2015/09/11/Canadian-Parties-Health-Care/

For Canadians concerned about the state of health care in the country, there has been little on offer from the main parties during the first five weeks of the federal election campaign.

J&J starts work on Toronto research center

http://www.thepharmaletter.com/article/j-j-starts-work-on-toranto-research-centre

US health care giant Johnson & Johnson has started work on its model research center in Canada support

Public investment needed to spur innovation in Canada

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/public-investment-needed-to-spur-innovation-in-canada/article26315721/

Canada’s economy is in the doldrums. While debates continue to swirl as to whether we are in a “true” technical recession, there is no uncertainty about the fact that the economy is lumbering along at half-speed.

Rather than dwelling on the “rhetoric or reality” recession debate, Canada urgently needs an intelligent conversation on how best to light our economic fire. The economy requires a jolt of strong caffeine. The real debate should focus on how best to rev up our economic engine.

CMAJ Health Issues Primer

http://www.cmaj.ca/site/earlyreleases/10sept15_election-2015-health-issues-primer-cmaj.109-5152.xhtml

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.

Statement - Health innovation a priority for Ontario, notes national pharmaceutical association

http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/statement---health-innovation-a-priority-for-ontario-notes-national-pharmaceutical-association-526443511.html

OTTAWA, Sept. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - On behalf of Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D), association President Russell Williams issues the followed statement: "On behalf of Canada's innovative pharmaceutical companies, I would like to congratulate William Charnetski on his appointment as Ontario's new Chief Health Innovation Strategist."

To boost productivity, Canada needs to focus on innovation

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/to-boost-productivity-canada-needs-to-focus-on-innovation/article26283449/

With the federal election campaign in full swing, the Conference Board of Canada has prepared a series of primers for Globe readers on the top economic and social issues our next federal government must address.

Greens Unveil 2015 Platform For a Canada That Works. Together.

http://www.greenparty.ca/en/media-release/2015-09-08/greens-unveil-2015-platform-canada-works-together

(OTTAWA) - The Green Party of Canada is first out of the gate this election in launching its platform.
Green Leader Elizabeth May (Saanich - Gulf Islands) today unveiled the Green Party’s fully costed 2015 election platform to a crowd of cheering supporters in downtown Vancouver.

CAMH healing garden provides clients with a healing alternative

http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/5834566-camh-healing-garden-provides-clients-with-a-healing-alternative/

For the past year, in-patients at the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) on Queen Street, have been participating in one of its newest alternatives to traditional therapy through its sensory garden.

Bloc Quebecois leader calls health care 'most important' election issue

http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/bloc-quebecois-leader-calls-health-care-most-important-election-issue-1.2553245

MONTREAL -- Canada's aging population is putting more pressure than ever on provincial health-care budgets, Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe said Tuesday, adding that the issue will be a major campaign theme for his party.

OICR, Structural Genomics Consortium Develop New Drug-like Molecule for Cancer Research

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/09/oicr-structural-genomics-consortium-develop-new-drug-molecule-cancer-research

Researchers from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto have developed a new drug prototype called OICR-9429 and made it freely available to the research community.

WHO using ring vaccine approach against Ebola

http://vaccinenewsdaily.com/stories/510636520-who-using-ring-vaccine-approach-against-ebola

After three weeks with no new cases of ebola being reported in Sierra Leone, a new case was detected late last week in Kambia, spurring the use of the first "ring vaccination" of an experimental Ebola drug in the country.