Year: 2000

*Delivering the NHS Plan

Tony Blair’s new plan for reforming Britain’s National Health Service includes features of the Stockholm model including payment of facilities by results, the purchaser/provider split where both private and public suppliers compete to provide services as well as more consumer information.

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Transformers: More than Meets the Eye

The path to net zero, based on the much disputed belief that carbon dioxide is a pollution, is more steep and impractical than most people realize. Replacing fossil fuels with clean electricity will require much more power generation and a greatly upgraded grid to...

*The Idea Peddlers

The impact of Canadian think tanks on policy and elections has never been greater. We take a look at five of the most influential creators – and marketers – of the ideas shaping our country.

Manitoba Has Larger Public Sector Than Most

This backgrounder compares and contrasts provincial public administration expenditure patterns across Canada with a special focus on Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Statistics Canada defines public administration in the following way: “This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in activities of a governmental nature, that is, the enactment and judicial interpretation of laws and their pursuant regulations, and the administration of programs based on them.”