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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

Latest articles
There are no winners in the senseless withdrawal of Saudi residents and fellows from Canadian hospitals André Picard
Why Canadian medical students should be offered free tuition André Picard
Gigi Osler takes over as president of Canadian Medical Association – great-great-great niece of legendary physician and past CMA president
Should Canada follow the Netherlands’ lead and create ‘coffeeshops’ for smoking weed? Subscriber content
Should patients with anorexia be force-fed to save their lives? André Picard
Women in Amsterdam’s red-light district say safety for worldwide sex workers lies in legalization, normalization
Ontario court ruling on doctor billing should spark broader debate on public health spending André Picard
In Amsterdam, drug-checking centres make sure illegal substances are safe for users. Should Canada do it?
EpiPen shortage is critical – and not easy to fix André Picard
Should we make drug use illegal, or make it safer? André Picard
Countries, including Canada, are prosecuting people with HIV because they misunderstand science, leading researchers say
HIV-reduction targets looking increasingly like an unattainable dream
Canada’s new prostitution laws may not make sex work safer: research André Picard
Toronto can transform into a bike-friendly metropolis. Yes, really André Picard
A bus ride gone bad prompts reflections on immigration, mental health and humanity André Picard
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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