Chances are you’ve never heard of John Christy. That’s somewhat amazing, because Christy, a director of the Earth System Science Centre at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, is one of the world’s most respected climatology experts.
Medicare is failing because it’s based on an archaic, unsuccessful policy model. The system needs more profit, not less, because it stimulates superior medical performance. Other countries are opening up their monopolies to competition with private operators.
Alberta has been lowering taxes since 1997 and on Jan. 1 it became the first province to switch to a single-rate income tax system, dropping the levy to 10% from an originally planned 10.5%.
Winnipeg’s police force performs the single most important function of government, ensuring public safety.
Statistics on the use of police resources show that the City of Winnipeg has a larger police presence than other parts of Canada, even though crime rates here are not proportionately higher.
In 1999, Winnipeg had the second highest level of police strength of Canadian cities, at 182 officers per 100,000 population. Only Thunder Bay had more police, 187 per 100,000 population.
Why is it that Canada’s two main political parties have virtually identical positions on medicare, while the public is now looking for new options?