UNB receives $336K from Canada for research project with Clinic 554

August 6, 2021
The University of New Brunswick has received $366K from the Government of Canada to work with Clinic 554 on research on the challenges women face in accessing surgical abortions in New Brunswick. The research will involve UNB Adjunct Professor and Lakehead University Dean of Law Dr Jula Hughes and Ryerson Assistant Professor Dr Tobin Haley. “Getting a clearer picture of the abortion services needs in the Province of New Brunswick will allow governments, health authorities and health care providers to make better, more evidence-based decisions that are responsive to the constitutional and legislative mandates for accessible and equitable health care,” said Hughes. Global News reports that the federal government recently accused NB of violating the Canada Health Act by not providing out-of-hospital abortions, and that the Canadian Civil Liberties Association has filed a lawsuit against NB. Canada | CBC | Global News | Country 94.1 (NB)