An Evening with André Picard
In conversation with Melissa Martin and signing Matters of Life and Death: Public Health Issues in Canada (Douglas & McIntyre). This event co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of our collaborative Spring Literary Series.
Health issues have long occupied top headlines in Canadian media, and no journalist has written on public health with more authority or for as many years as André Picard. Matters of Life and Death collects Picard’s most compelling columns, covering a broad range of topics including Canada’s right-to-die law, the true risks of the Zika virus, the financial challenges of a publicly funded health system, appalling health conditions in First Nations communities, the legalization of marijuana, the social and economic impacts of mental illness, and the healthcare challenges facing transgender people.