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Psychotherapy, counselling services are now tax exempt in Canada

Global News| July 16, 2024

Certain psychotherapy and counselling services in Canada are now exempt from sales tax collection in an attempt to make mental health care more affordable for Canadians. | Read More >


Ontario regulator condemns exclusive deals between pharmacies, insurance companies

The Globe and Mail | July 9, 2024

Ontario’s pharmacy regulator has condemned exclusive networks between drug stores and insurance companies. | Read More >

Alleged 'inappropriate' dispensing of narcotics under investigation at Vancouver pharmacy

CTV News | July 3, 2024

A pharmacy in South Vancouver has been temporarily closed as a B.C. regulator investigates a rash of allegations, including the “inappropriate” dispensing of narcotics. | Read More >


B.C. merges health-profession colleges

CBC News | June 28, 2024

11 health-professional colleges amalgamated into 2. | Read More >

Brantford-area social worker who counsels 1st responders is accused of sexual abuse by regulatory body

CBC News | June 24, 2024

Laura Dowler working as case involving 4 clients to go to Ontario college’s discipline committee. | Read More >


New B.C. regulations will streamline international credentialing

ConstructConnect Canada | June 17, 2024

The Government of British Columbia will soon implement a streamlined pathway for recognition of international credentials. | Read More >

New regulations streamline pathway for international credentials in B.C.

Indo-Canadian Voice Newspaper | June 12, 2024

Internationally educated professionals will soon have a more streamlined, efficient and transparent process to get their credentials recognized in B.C. | Read More >


Pharmacists look to Alberta's 'gold standard' model in increasing their prescribing powers across Canada

CBC News | June 11, 2024

The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is ramping up efforts to increase the number of medical conditions pharmacists can treat, in what it says is an effort to help ease the pressures of an overburdened healthcare system. | Read More >

First NHS physiotherapy clinic run by AI to start this year

The Guardian | May 28, 2024

New platform to provide same-day appointments with digital physiotherapist in effort to cut waiting times. | Read More >


B.C. moves to regulate psychotherapy

CBC News | May 29, 2024

Regulatory college would lend credibility, association says; public to be consulted over coming month. | Read More >


OSC awards whistleblower $300K for tips about regulatory violations

Yahoo Finance | May 17, 2024

Market regulator has awarded over $10M since program’s inception in 2016. | Read More >

P.E.I.'s paramedics are now self-regulated, but their union has some concerns

CBC News | April 6, 2024

Newly established College of Paramedicine comes with expanded scope of practice — but also higher fees. | Read More >


College of Pharmacists says corporate pressures are compromising safe and effective care

Ottawa Citizen | March 26, 2024

Pharmacists are angry, frustrated and concerned about their ability to deliver safe and effective patient care as corporate pressures to perform billable services mount, according to the Ontario College of Pharmacists. | Read More >

Medical Matters: Strengthening registration practices at home and across Canada

CPSA | March 14, 2024

CPSA is taking many steps to improve our registration processes and reduce administrative barriers for physicians wanting to practise in Alberta. | Read More >


Plan to bring registered psychiatric nurses to N.L. delayed

CBC News | March 11, 2024

Fall 2023 pilot project was cancelled, but N.L. still has plans to hire the health professionals. | Read More >

TSSA President & CEO Named Among Canada's Top Women in Safety

CNW Group | March 8, 2024

The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) is pleased to announce that TSSA President and CEO Bonnie Rose has once again been honoured as one of Canada’s Top Women in Safety by Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) magazine. | Read More >


Counselling therapists to be regulated by College of Alberta Psychologists but questions remain

CBC News | March 7, 2024

Government says answers will come as college works through the process. | Read More >

Alberta counsellors to become regulated under psychologists’ college in proposed changes

Global News | March 1, 2024

The province announced it had worked with members of that profession and the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) to regulate and license those mental health workers. | Read More >


Ontario Nurses Urged To Participate In First-Ever Workforce Census

Kingsville Times | February 29, 2024

The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) is asking Ontario’s nurses to participate in a first-of-its-kind census. | Read More >

Province hopes new reinstatement path will make it easier for former Manitoba nurses to return to workforce

CBC News | February 28, 2024

Nurses must have worked in last 5 years, be in good standing with regulatory body. | Read More >


Ontario regulator launches consumer tool to verify financial adviser credentials

The Canadian Press | February 20, 2024

Ontario’s financial services regulator is making it easier for consumers to verify the credentials of financial advisers and financial planners. | Read More >

OSC Alerts Ontario Investors to Unregistered Securities Entities

BNN Breaking | February 20, 2024

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has issued a warning against engaging with unregistered companies and individuals dealing in securities. | Read More >


Quebec doctors to face increased scrutiny for overprescription of anti-anxiety medication

CBC News | February 16, 2024

College of Physicians says it will educate doctors who overprescribe benzos. | Read More >

New accreditation path will get more foreign-trained health-care professionals working in Manitoba: province

CBC News | February 8, 2024

Woman who trained as nurse in Germany, now working at mine, hopeful as minister promises accreditation changes. | Read More >


Quebec's order of nurses shelves university degree requirement for nurses

CBC News | February 4, 2024

The nursing order is putting on hold its plan to use the NCLEX-RN exam. | Read More >

Atlantic Physician Registry earns regulatory modernization award from CFIB

Saltwire | February 2, 2024

Program which makes it easier for doctors to work throughout region wins Golden Scissors Award. | Read More >


The Manulife-Loblaw deal: How it will impact you and other questions, answered

CBC News | January 31, 2024

Group of 260 specialty medications included in the exclusivity deal. | Read More >

Massage Therapist Loses License After Sexual Assault

Pi News | January 29, 2024

A B.C. Okanagan massage therapist accused of sexually assaulting a patient has lost her license and will not be able to reinstate for at least 15 years. | Read More >


Fallsview Casino hit with $70K fine after handing over $80K in chips to 'high risk' player: AGCO

CTV News | January 24, 2024

Ontario’s gambling watchdog has slapped a popular Niagara Falls casino with a fine after it allegedly allowed a “high-risk” player to exchange $80,000 in cash for chips and walk out without gambling. | Read More >

CIRO gets approval under Ontario title protection

WP Canada | January 23, 2024

Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) unveils SRO as fifth credentialing body. | Read More >


Court dismisses Jordan Peterson's request to challenge order he undergo media training

CBC News | January 17, 2024

Psychologist says Ontario college is trying to ‘undermine’ his reputation and remove licence. | Read More >

B.C. regulator says unauthorized midwife operating in Fraser Valley

CBC News | January 16, 2024

The provincial body that regulates nurses and midwives in British Columbia has issued another public alert about someone who is allegedly acting as a birth attendant or midwife without accreditation. | Read More >

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