Tomorrow, Paul Martin will be delivering a fiscal update but, unlike other years, it will include a mini-budget. Hopefully, “mini” won’t be the guiding objective for establishing a direction for Canada’s budgetary stance. What we need is a “maxi” plan to address the critical long-term economic issues faced by Canada.
An important lesson fron Sweden’s healthcare reforms is their salutary effects on worker performance. We should contract more services to outside providers, not fewer.
This is a response to a CBC commentary by the Frontier Centre.
We have redefined what is good healthcare and have been quite successful in some parts of Sweden – cutting waiting lists, speeding up productivity, improving quality, satisfying personnel working in healthcare.
Winnipeg can create strong incentives for its departments to use property assets better by requiring them to pay a capital charge on their market value.
Much current discussion of educational vouchers takes it for granted that their primary aim is to improve education for low-income students in urban areas.
For 500 years Sweden has been a uniform and centralized country. Today it is on the road to pluralism and stronger regional governments. Often the leader of new trends in Europe, Swedes are making it clear to their politicians that they want public policies which cater better to individual needs and preferences.