Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Budget: Digging Deep for Women's Health

Look beyond the partisan rhetoric and election-time hand-outs. You have to dig a little deeper to find a hidden gem in yesterday's federal budget: funding for an HPV vaccine. Women's medical groups are right to applaud the Prime Minister for acting on "one of the biggest medical breakthrough in women's health in many years." Ottawa has approved the vaccine and is funding it. It's now up to the provinces to organize the vaccination programs. Let's hope they act with the same conviction.

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