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Attawapiskat’s Bad Habits

Attawapiskat First Nation — an isolated Northern Ontario reserve — played a prominent role in the Idle No More indigenous protest movement that erupted in 2012. Then Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence complained to the media about unacceptable housing conditions on …

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A Better Way to Fund Hospitals

Hospitals in Canada consume about 30 per cent of health care spending, and are funded using a model known as block or global funding. This model results in a fixed or global amount of funding being distributed to the hospital. …

Aiming for “Average” Could Help Manitoba

Recently I had lunch with a knowledgeable insider colleague who lamented over Manitoba’s lacklustre economic prospects.  Brian Pallister’s new provincial government had been dealt a terrible hand.  The deficit likely exceeds a billion dollars on top of an unneeded and …