MTO receives 2017 HMRPG Social Justice Award
October 16, 2017 – 8:41 AM | No Comment

“Like healthcare, housing is a human right”, said John Bartlett, MTO’s Executive Director, Friday night while receiving the 2017 Health and Medicine Policy Research Group Award at the #hmprggala. The Health and Medicine Policy Research Group …

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