There is nothing preventing the federal government from coming up with its own indicators based on available provincial data and creating a new grant that would complement the existing Canada Health Transfer, which would remain operating as it has.
Livio Di Matteo: Total health spending in Canada will reach $331B this year, driven by care deferred during the pandemic
We are in the curious position of being one of the biggest spenders on health in the developed world and yet marked by growing shortages of services as well as mediocre performance on many health indicator outcomes compared to countries that are spending less than we do.
Who was able to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic largely depended upon the sector. For those that could, however, hybrid models of remote work are likely to persist given the preferences that have been formed.
Ontario and Canada in the aftermath of the strains of the COVID-19 pandemic are in a protracted health system crisis marked by waiting lists, ER shutdowns and shortages of critical…
The belief has persisted that the future would be one of excess labour supply and unemployment. Yet technological change and the pandemic disruption has actually made labour shortages a more pressing problem.
As the federation turns: Tracking each level of government's share of expenditure since Confederation
Canada has been simultaneously decentralizing and centralizing since the 1970s, becoming more decentralized at the federal-provincial level and more centralized at the provincial-local level.
Russia’s economy may generate massive natural resource wealth from its exports, but on a per capita basis, it has an income on par with China and is far behind G7 nations.
A long view of Canada’s inflationary trends shows that while the current surge is a divergence from recent decades, over a longer time horizon it is not an outlier.
To close out the year, we’ve asked our contributors and staff to make a prediction about 2022. You would think, at least since the early days of 2020, that we’d…
A clear risk is that the operations of the Bank of Canada will become politicized.