Tag Archive | health care

Lots more savings to be had! An addendum to the previous open letter on education.

more cuts can be safely made – and not just in education

I Gotta Feeling That They Hate Competition

 by John Kennedy Government promoting monopoly?  Who would ever dream of such a thing?  Yes folks, I’m afraid it’s true, government-created monopolies exist, even in some areas you’d never want them to.  The CBC ran this article yesterday reaffirming many sneaking suspicions that the New Brunswick government has paved the way for General Electric’s monopolization […]

The Devil at the Crossroads

by John Kennedy The Canadian Medical Association recently teamed up with Ipsos Reid for their annual survey asking Canadians what they think about the future of health care services and costs.  The consensus isn’t that much of a surprise: the Canadian health care system is at a crossroads in terms of sustainability.  What is surprising […]

Innovation in Policy Needs More Hardship

by Bobby O’Keefe As a follow-up to Monday’s post about the failures of government innovation programs, the mention of “hardship innovation” on a radio program over the weekend triggered another thought about why governments are rarely innovative. Hardship innovation is the name given to the ideas being born in the third world and other areas […]

Private health care is federally funded in Canada. Why not private education?

by Charles Cirtwill Yes, the federal government funds private health care in Canada. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. I am not talking about the fact that almost all of our family physicians are incorporated entities (which they are) providing through a for profit company a publicly funded service. I am not talking about the fact that […]