There has been a sea change in the public discourse surrounding mental health and mental illness in Canada in recent years, for a whole host of reasons
Jan 29, 2015
Like Spy Vs. Spy, their battles are pointless and never-ending
Jan 27, 2015
How much more carnage do we need before taking decisive action on sprinkler systems?
Jan 20, 2015
What we know is that mifepristone has still not been approved in Canada and probably won’t be any time soon, but why?
Jan 16, 2015
While sliding down a hill is a ‘high-risk’ activity, the risks can be mitigated
Jan 13, 2015
System administrators create a perfect storm of misery during the holiday season
Jan 06, 2015
Investing in public health – the poor, neglected cousin of Big Medicine and Big Pharma – is more important than ever
Dec 30, 2014
Already easing the ER-burden in Ontario, Alberta’s adoption of a publicly funded program is better late than never
Dec 25, 2014
In 2014, the end-of-life conversation finally worked its way into the mainstream
Dec 23, 2014
While public health officials fear vaping is a gateway to tobacco use, many consider it a cessation aid
Dec 18, 2014
André Picard is a health reporter and columnist at The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff writer since 1987. He is also the author of three bestselling books.
André has received much acclaim for his writing. He is an eight-time nominee for the National Newspaper Awards, Canada's top journalism prize, and past winner of prestigious Michener Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism.
André has also been honoured for his dedication to improving healthcare. He was named Canada's first "Public Health Hero" by the Canadian Public Health Association and as a "Champion of Mental Health" by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health. His work has been recognized by a number of other consumer groups, including the Alzheimer Society of Canada, the Canadian Hearing Society, Safe Kids Canada, and the Campaign to Control Cancer.
André lives in Montréal.