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André Picard

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 five 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.



Years at The Globe and Mail

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Pardoning Robert Latimer is not justified André Picard
The long, long fight against Big Tobacco André Picard
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‘No Jab, No Pay’. In Australia, no excuse accepted for unvaccinated kids André Picard
We have the technology to prevent hot car deaths. Let’s embrace it André Picard
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The CRA makes life more difficult for people with disabilities André Picard
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What Ontario’s changes to OHIP+ tell us about the future of national pharmacare André Picard
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Doug Ford needs to rein in Ontario’s bureaucratic health-care mess André Picard
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Trump’s zero-tolerance policy inflicts anguish on kids – with toxic health impacts André Picard
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Why are fax machines still the norm in 21st-century health care? André Picard
The timely and tragic lessons to be learned from celebrity suicides André Picard
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For many with disabilities, plastic straws are essential - not frivolous André Picard
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The cannabis experience from the U.S. tells us the kids will be all right André Picard
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New study aims to provide clues on how Canadian seniors can age healthily
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How many people actually suffer from mental illness? André Picard
Supreme Court orders new trial for Alberta parents of boy who died of meningitis
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Should universities inform parents when their children have mental-health issues? André Picard
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A prescription for reconciliation: Start with a land acknowledgment André Picard
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Is every medical school graduate entitled to become a doctor? André Picard
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Homeopathy leaves us deluded by diluted remedies André Picard
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More talk about universal pharmacare in Canada, but still no action André Picard