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The scarf

Fair warning – this is an entire post about a scarf.  If you know me personally, you know I’m happiest with yarn and knitting needles in my hands. I knit for fun and for people I love and my favourite recipients are my kids. I love making them silly hats and colourful blankets and things that…

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Trillium Health Partners – Flu Vaccination is the Best Protection Against Influenza

Last month I participated in a project with Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga. Together with Trillium President and CEO Michelle DiEmanuele, Mississauga East-Cooksville MP Peter Fonseca, Mississauga East-Cooksville MPP Dipika Damerla, and Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans, we met to talk about our personal reasons for getting the flu shot, as well as important information you…

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Spread kindness, not the flu

‘How can I help?’ ‘What do you need?’ ‘Can I bring you something?’ I love you. I love you for asking and I love you for thinking of us. I love you for wanting to make this better. The kindness that has poured into our home for the last 6.5 months has been astounding, and…

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‘Six months ago and yesterday’

I’ve been wanting to sit down to write a personal post over these past few weeks, and between a busy work schedule, work on the campaign, and just plain life, it’s been impossible to find the time to do that. But today I have beloved friends coming for a visit, and while I wait for…

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The Globe and Mail on flu shot history and efficacy

‘Stated bluntly: No matter how good a vaccine is, it’s not worth much if people don’t actually get vaccinated.’ I’ve had a lot of conversations with people questioning the value of a vaccine that isn’t 100% effective. This article from the Globe and Mail yesterday is a quick read that explains a little about the…

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In the news – The Globe and Mail

Hi everyone! I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Kelly Grant from The Globe and Mail to talk about Jude and the flu, and her article was published online on Saturday evening.. It will appear in the Health section of today’s paper (Monday, November 14th, 2016). I can’t thank Kelly enough for her kindness,…

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CTV report on annual vaccinations

Last weekend I received a number of messages asking if I’d seen a new report from CTV. I hadn’t – I’d been away for a much-needed break for a couple days – and I’m glad that it was brought to my attention. If there’s one thing I know about medical science, it’s that there’s always…

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