Apr 07, 2014
By Valerie Massie
11:15 AM ET | Susan Eng
12:15 PM ET | Dr. Zach
GUEST- Susan Eng, VP of Advocacy, CARP
TOPIC- VAST MAJORITY OF CARP MEMBERS REJECT FAIR ELECTIONS ACT
INFO- Support for government crumbles: CARP Poll™
TORONTO, APRIL 6, 2014 – The vast majority of CARP members disapprove of the provisions of the Fair Elections Act when they are described to them (80%), and fully two thirds disapprove “strongly” (63%). Furthermore, a similarly overwhelming number of members say the Act will diminish democracy (79%), and fully two thirds say it will diminish democracy “a great deal” (62%). They want the Bill withdrawn (55%) or amended significantly (22%).
GUEST – Dr. Zach, GFB House Doctor, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine at McGill University
TOPIC – Back Pain
INFO – Lower back pain is the number 1 cause of job disability around the world. Up to 90% of adults experience back pain in their lifetime, and the causes are many, ranging from muscle strain to internal organ problems. The vast majority of cases of back pain resolve with conservative measures, but some people suffer chronic pain, or have life-threatening causes. We will discuss the causes of back pain and when one needs to seek medical attention, as well as what the best treatments are.