Archive for June 17th, 2011

June 17, 2011

One man’s crusade to heal Canada’s health-care woes

When the NDP made getting more foreign-trained doctors practicing in Canada a part of their election platform, Jerry Green felt a sense of victory. Green has been advocating for federal and provincial governments to correct what he believes are injustices in the form of the onerous impediments foreign-trained doctors contend with in order to practice in Canada and the continued lack of accessible health care for many Canadians.

Green, a Torontonian who is a Canadian-trained doctor, has been fighting to get back his full medical licence for nearly 25 years. He says he lost the licence in 1987 “for prescribing vitamins instead of drugs” and years later, after many requests and battles, received an educational licence from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO).

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June 17, 2011

Toronto company thinks home-stay vacations are the future of travel

Edinburgh apartment

This Edinburgh apartment near the Royal Mile is listed for $123 per night on iStopOver.com.

Who says real estate is dead?

The home-stay phenomenon that started gaining traction a few years ago has exploded into an $85-billion industry. One of the players to watch in this space is Toronto-based iStopOver.com, co-founded by Chairman Mark Skapinker and CEO Anthony Lipschitz.

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