Healthcare (3) User fees again

I have been asked why I describe user fees as a “dangerous distraction” so here goes.  There are many reasons but let me focus on the 2 big ones. First, they would have a negative impact on the quality of care and therefore the quality of Canadians’ health.  While it is probably true that smallish … Continue reading

Canada at 150 (2)

Lots to think and argue about after the three-day Montreal Conference.  Some challenging questions  – do we Canadians care less than we used to about poverty and social justice; are we ready to pay for the services and pensions we have taken for granted in the past, and, if so,  do we want to pay … Continue reading