In honour of our fallen soldiers on Remembrance Day this weekend:

 Flanders Field

-Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

 In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead.  Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.



No new Bills of interest.


Status of Previously Reported 


No new developments for previously reported Bills.


Bill Status
1.   Bill 154  – Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017
  • Third Reading carried on November 1, 2017
2.   Bill 160 – Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017
  • Ordered referred to Standing Committee (General Government) on October 26, 2017
3.   Bill 161 – Nick’s Law (Opioid Abuse Awareness), 2017
  • Ordered referred to Standing Committee (Social Policy) on October 5, 2017
4.   Bill 164, Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2017
  • Ordered referred to Standing Committee (Regulations and Private Bills) on October 26, 2017
5.   Bill 174 – Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statue Law Amendment Act, 2017
  • Second reading on November 2, 2017.



Proposed and Approved Regulations

No new and approved regulations of interest


Articles of Interest


Professional Misconduct

Doctor who showed porn to patient has licence revoked

Patient is trying to stop Ontario’s Medical Regulator from forcing her to testify at a doctor’s sex abuse hearing


Health Care

Ontario’s Patient Ombudsman eyes improvements to health care

Health Canada eases restrictions on abortion pill


Mental Health

Canada, China partner on project using apps, texts to treat mental health

Canada’s special forces face unique metal health challenges



Liberals unveil $155M seniors’ strategy

Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors


What’s happening in our city this weekend:

Things to Do this Weekend

Ticket are on sale for Third Annual Foodie Holiday Market

All you need to know about road and subway closures for Remembrance Day weekend

How and where to honour fallen soldiers in the GTA on Remembrance Day



Most Popular Books Published in 2017

Best 24-hour Diners in Toronto

Food Network: 50 Cozy Fall Comfort Food Recipes