Dr. Courtney Howard, MD

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Dr. Howard said there has been local demand for more research on the health impacts of oilsands for years.

“The local communities downstream from the mine have been asking for a comprehensive cumulative assessment of the health impacts of the oilsands for over a decade,” she said.

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View the Letter to Minister Wilkinson and Prime Minister Trudeau Here

170 doctors say government should reject Teck mine over health risks

Yellowknife doctor Courtney Howard is president of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and is one of over 170 doctors who signed the letter.

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