What does the municipality have to do with my health?

In 2013, researchers examined the capacity of municipal governments to reduce health inequities (Collins & Hayes 2013).  When they examined the issue amongst municipal politicians and senior-level staff, respondents believed that higher levels of government had a greater responsibility for health; however, they felt that at the municipal level, investing in parks and recreation facilities, ...

Diversification and reconciliation in Labrador

I was happy to have an opportunity to give a closing keynote talk at Expo Labrador yesterday and shared thoughts about Diversification and Reconciliation in Labrador.  I hope that people took away, this diverse region has a quality of life that is second to none, and as a proud Labradorian and Mayor, all of our diversification ...

Thoughts on new Nalcor leadership

As a resident living downstream from the Muskrat Falls development I care about the background of Nalcor's new CEO. I believe the successful individual needs certain key competencies. The first one is the whole concept around "Ecosystems Approaches to Health (EcoHealth)" that considers the connections between the environment, plants, animals and human health. The scientific ...

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