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Quebec’s proposed health reform ignores best evidence

Mega-mergers in healthcare don’t save money or improve health outcomes.…

Ontario economy lurches from disaster to disaster

DI MATTEO: The province has surpassed Quebec as the largest federal total transfer recipient in…

Civil forfeiture laws a serious threat to citizens’ property rights

SELICK: All Canadians face jail and property confiscation for simply challenging the law.…

Timing off on bid to win back Canadian veterans

FIRBY: Bitter veterans have had to wait too long for help.…

Canada ranks high in food safety

CHARLEBOIS and LE VALLEE: Congratulations are in order, but Canada can’t rest on its laurels.…

Should post-secondary education be free?

JUST ASKING: Employers are demanding post-secondary degrees because high-school standards are so poor.…

Politics

Political turmoil in the UK

MURPHY: 2 issues – the European Union (EU) and large-scale immigration – have led to the rise of the United Kingdom Independence Party.…

Clean drinking water should be a human right in Canada

SUZUKI: The Aboriginal community of Shoal Lake 40, which straddles Manitoba and Ontario, has been on a boil-water advisory for decades.…

China’s Xi who must be obeyed

MCMAHON: Despite superficial appearances to the contrary, this is a dangerous time for Hong Kong and the future direction of China.…

Public auditors may be overstepping their bounds

MCGARVEY: Alberta’s Auditor-General has no way of telling if former Premier Alison Redford used taxpayer-funded planes inappropriately.…

Ontario education system needs reform not spending cuts

VAN PELT and CLEMENS: By adopting the B.C. model, Ontario could save between $849 million and $1.9 billion annually.…

Health

Canadian doctor prescribes income for treating poverty

LIEBERMAN: Dr. Gary Bloch’s poverty tool for medical practitioners is gaining acceptance across Canada.…

Canada’s lack of midwives costing healthcare system

BOURGEAULT: We could save $800 per midwifery-attended hospital birth and $1,800 per home birth.…

Let’s talk about dying

MCEWAN: “Just shoot me” is not a plan.…

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