Leona Aglukkaq

Cabinet shuffle brings fresh faces and blur on environment

Young women and fresh faces marked Prime Minister Harper's cabinet shuffle today.  Former Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq replaced Peter Kent as environment minister,...

Historic deal signed, B.C. First Nations to have own health care system

A historic health care deal has been signed between B.C. First Nations, federal and provincial governments. The agreement will transfer responsibility to the First Nations Health Authority to develop...

Feds force warning labels and caffeine caps on energy drinks, will not be classified as drugs

Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq will not classify energy drinks as drugs, despite the recommendations of her own expert panel. The Canadian Press has the story: OTTAWA - The federal government has...

Tories miffed, but will keep Insite open

Supreme Court dramatically derails part of Harper's tough-on-crime juggernaut with landmark ruling that Vancouver safe-injection site stays open.

Canada is no longer at the forefront of cigarette package regulation

The United States government has just announced that cigarette packages will soon have to display graphic warning labels that cover 50% of the box. The media are abuzz about the “scary” and “gory”...

Seven years and billions of dollars later, Health Accord goals only half met

OTTAWA -- It's been seven years and billions of dollars, but Canada's health-care system has only made incremental progress toward goals its own leaders set out for it with much fanfare in 2004. That...