A new Medicare model has the potential to retain universality, restore service levels, control costs and introduce transparency and accountability to the system. That model, Universal Medical Savings Accounts (UMSAs), allocates existing public funding directly to individual citizen-consumers of health-care services.
The objective of this short paper is to make the case for giving natives the normal property rights that all Canadians enjoy.
Dr. Tom Flanagan has been a professor of political science at the University of Calgary since 1968. His research interests include political philosophy, Canadian Politics, and aboriginal rights.
This short report discusses the damage caused by rent control in Winnipeg and suggests approaches to ease out of them
Rent control reduces the value of apartments, increasing property taxes for home owners.
If you look solely at provincial income taxes, including medicare premiums, Manitoba looks bad. Its taxes are the highest in Canada, followed by Quebec and Saskatchewan. But if you add in the costs of provincial sales and gasoline taxes (lower in Manitoba and Saskatchewan than elsewhere), the picture changes.
One of the Chrétien government’s least talked about successes, the renaissance of the Canadian National Railway offers a unique object lesson in good public policy.