Across Canada, non-custodial parents (usually men) pay a disproportionate amount of child support, except for one place: Quebec. It opted out of an unjust system that Ottawa imposed in the mid-90s. Any provincial government with courage and justice should adopt the...
When Plato Wins, Everyone Loses
What would be better-- children conceived by random intercourse and raised by the state, or children raised by their parents in the same household? Plato, the Greek philosopher from ancient times, said the former; and whether we realize it or not, his philosophy has...
Myths about Childcare Subsidies: The facts on daycare
Is day care an unalloyed good? Policy Analyst Ben Eisen looks at the research literature and finds the benefits of daycare to be ambiguous, and that a universal childcare system is likely an overly expensive and inefficient policy option.
Little Crèche on the Prairies
An examination of the current state of child day care policy in the prairie provinces.
Alberta Politics and Empty Promises of Health-care Solutions
The writ has been dropped and Albertans are off to the polls on May 29. That leaves just four weeks for political leaders and voters to sort out what is arguably the most divisive, yet significant, issue for this election - health care. On Day 2, NDP leader Rachel...
There’s Nothing Fair About Canadian Health Care
For the past 14 years, Vancouver surgeon Dr. Brian Day has led the charge for health-care reform, pushing for the right of patients to pay for private care if their health and well-being are threatened as a result of waiting in a stagnant and overburdened public...
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...
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