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EDITORIAL - 'Not surprising' patients tired of waiting go abroad for care

An ArmchairMayor editorial by Mel Rothenburger.

IF MORE PROOF was needed of the unhealthy state of B.C.’s healthcare system, a report from the Fraser Institute on Wednesday provides it. 418 more words


Around 45,000 people left Canada for medical treatment last year, down slightly from 2014

VANCOUVER – A new study released Wednesday by the Fraser Institute suggests 45,619 Canadians went outside the country for non-emergency medical treatment in 2015.

That amounts to around one per cent of patients, the report states, which is down from 2014 when 1.1 per cent of patients (52,513) went abroad.  194 more words


Council candidates on a Living Wage ordinance...leaving more questions than answers.

Halifax journalist/blogger Tim Bousquet has re-opened up a particularly interesting debate during this municipal election by asking candidates for council their opinion on a living wage ordinance… 1,389 more words


National spending on public education grows $18 billion over a decade even as enrolment falls: Fraser Institute

Teacher compensation is driving up education costs in Canada even as student enrolment falls across the country, a new Fraser Institute report finds.

Education spending increased by more than 41 per cent from 2004 to 2014, or from $44.3 billion to $62.6 billion — a spike of almost $18 billion. 547 more words


Labour Day - Canadian heritage moment - Rerun

First published here in 2009

Flipping the radio dial on Labour Day I noticed CKNW’s Christy Clark featured a guest who seemed a strange choice on that day. 1,119 more words

Income Inequality

Education funding up more in Saskatchewan than rest of Canada: Fraser Institute

Saskatchewan has increased the amount of education funding per student, more than any other province, during a recent decade that also saw enrolment drop.

That’s according to a report released Thursday by a conservative-leaning think tank. 521 more words


Vancouver surgeon challenging B.C.'s ban on private insurance

VANCOUVER – A self-styled champion of privatized health care is bringing his fight to British Columbia Supreme Court on Tuesday for the start of a months-long trial he says is about patients’ access to affordable treatment, while his opponents accuse him of trying to gut the core of Canada’s medical system. 782 more words