Global Letter to President Ramaphosa and Prime Minister Modi Opposing WTO Plan to Undermine a True TRIPS Waiver

Global Letter to President Ramaphosa and Prime Minister Modi Opposing WTO Plan to Undermine a True TRIPS Waiver

PHM Canada has signed on to a global solidarity letter to oppose a WTO plan that would undermine a true TRIPS waiver for COVID vaccines and tests. To view the letter and to sign on, please click here. Dear President Ramaphosa and Prime Minister Modi, We are civil society organisations,…

Joint statement to stop privatization/safeguard public health care in Ontario with the upcoming election

Joint statement to stop privatization/safeguard public health care in Ontario with the upcoming election

PHM Canada has signed onto a joint statement created by the Ontario Health Coalition aimed at stopping the unprecedented privatization of our health care services and to set some key election issues to safeguard and improve public health care. More information about the statement and the Ontario Health Coalition can…

OXFAM and CCPA Statement Addressing the Compromised TRIPS Waiver

OXFAM and CCPA Statement Addressing the Compromised TRIPS Waiver

PHM Canada has signed onto a letter/statement spearheaded by OXFAM and CCPA and sent to Ministers Ng and Champagne, addressing the compromised TRIPS waiver. Dear Ministers Ng and Champagne, Since October 2020, our organizations — together with the 80+ members of the Peoples Vaccine Alliance — have supported the proposal…

Civil Society Open Letter to the WTO Director General

Civil Society Open Letter to the WTO Director General

  PHM Canada has signed onto an open letter to the WTO Director General asking for them to deliver a credible response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the form of a TRIPS waiver proposal that addresses concerns about the impact of intellectual property on timely and affordable access to medical…

Clean up the G&R dump on Mohawk Land!

Clean up the G&R dump on Mohawk Land!

Clean up the G&R dump on Mohawk Land!   When it comes to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, our federal government must translate more of its words into action. Today, we are calling its attention to a clear manifestation of environmental racism and injustice in the Mohawk community of Kanehstatà:ke, just…

NGOs and Allied Groups United Against Environmental Racism on Indigenous Lands

NGOs and Allied Groups United Against Environmental Racism on Indigenous Lands

PHM Canada signed on to a joint statement (seen below) from NGOs and allied groups calling for the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, as well as the Premier of Quebec, François Legault, to address environmental racism occurring on the Mohawk lands of Kanehsata:ke. To view the current demands and…

People’s Health Hearing

People’s Health Hearing

The People’s Health Hearing sought to bear witness to the public health impacts of extractive industries and created a space to connect people’s struggles, and set out a vision for intersectional, transformative climate justice. It became a space for movement building, connecting health and climate activists across the world and…

From Wet’suwet’en to Tkaronto We Demand an End to the Criminalization of Indigenous Land Defenders

From Wet’suwet’en to Tkaronto We Demand an End to the Criminalization of Indigenous Land Defenders

PHM Canada has signed onto a solidarity letter for Vanessa Gray who was charged by RCMP in relation to a Wet’suwet’en solidarity rally in Toronto. Vanessa is a very active Indigenous Land Defender and is known by many for her work in Ontario’s chemical valley.  To see the full sign…

UNLOCKING EQUITABLE ACCESS TO COVID-19 HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES

UNLOCKING EQUITABLE ACCESS TO COVID-19 HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES

PHM Canada, along with other organizations, signed onto a letter (seen below) sent to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) to act on vaccine apartheid as a product of racism and colonialism. The letter asks for urgent action appeal on Covid-19 vaccines…

Urgent human rights appeal to Canada to support the TRIPS waiver at WTO

Urgent human rights appeal to Canada to support the TRIPS waiver at WTO

PHM Canada signed onto a letter (seen below) of their failure to sign onto a temporary waiver of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) for technologies related to preventing the Covid-19 virus. The letter was addressed to Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion…