This episode of In Conversation with David Frum features discussion on the growing divergence between the United States’ fast-growing economy and Canada’s slow-growing economy, as well as what to learn from a new book on former Ontario Premier Mike Harris.
As the world meets in Dubai for the COP28 climate conference, it’s become increasingly unclear if Canada will be able to achieve its own emission reduction targets. The national consensus around the carbon tax is collapsing.
Jennifer Zwicker, the director of social policy and health and associate professor at the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, says Canadian health care needs a centralized, digital, interprovincial system that processes data across Canada and coordinates referrals to specialists.
While MAiD is often celebrated as an exercise of autonomy, equality, and self-determination, it’s difficult to see those ideals reflected in these numbers. The data in these reports seem to speak more to our societal failures than our human rights triumphs.
To be clear, this is good news for all given that the alternative was bad for news outlets, the government, Canadians, and Google. But while this is a far better outcome than the blocked links, this is hardly an example of good government policy.
Unlike global budgeting, activity-based funding for hospitals allocates funds according to the actual services provided. Bacchus Barua argues that this model could reduce wait times and would create a competitive and dynamic environment where funding follows the actual patients who need it.