Montreal woman upset over treatment of brother at long-term care facility

Alma Gibbs frequently visits her older brother at the long-term care residence in the LaSalle hospital. Last week, Gibbs says she witnessed a “deplorable sight,” as her 72-year-old brother’s hands were tied to the hospital gurney. According to medical malpractice lawyer Patrick Martin-Ménard, as a general rule, any restraining methods have to be exceptional and minimal and for good reasons. […]

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Liver, potatoes and Vitamin D: the weird history of Canada’s Food Guide

Canada’s new food guide emphasizes plant-based meals and cooking at home, but it’s the latest in a long line of dietary guidelines as prescribed by the federal government. The food guide has its roots in the 1940s, with Canada’s Official Food Rules – it wasn’t softened to “guide” until the 1960s – which had to take wartime rationing into account. […]

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