October 20, 2014
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How Much "Free" Health Care Really Costs Canadians

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"Don't touch my free health care," is a common refrain from defenders of the status quo whenever anyone broaches the topic of reforming Canada's health-care system. While politicians and interest groups no doubt share a portion of the blame for perpetuating the myth of a $0 price tag for health care in Canada, their ability to carry public opinion with them stems from the murky manner in which health care is funded.

Chinese Computer Giant About To Make A Bid For BlackBerry?

Blackberry Passport
The Huffington Post UK

Canada Post Ends Home Delivery For Thousands

Canada Post
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CEO Of Major Oil Company Killed In Moscow Plane Collision

Christophe De Margerie
AP

Moody's Frets About Canada's 'Particularly Inflated' Housing

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Harper Rejects Claim Gov't Targeting Birdwatchers

Birdwatching
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Victory For Canada In Meat Labelling Dispute With U.S.

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Lawsuit: CHL Players Make $50 For A Full Week's Work

Ohl Chl
CP

Netflix Joins Forces With Rogers To Produce CanCon

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Half of Holiday Shoppers Say They'll Avoid Stores That Got Hacked

Target Department Store
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Companies Increasingly Threaten Lawsuits Over Online Reviews

Lawsuit
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U.S. Middle Class's Wealth Gains Since 1940 Wiped Out

Middle Class
Saez and Zucman

Luxury-Car Features We're Ashamed To Love

Car Luxury
Autoblog

Stock Market Selloff: No One Knows How Deep This Rabbit Hole Goes

Stock Market
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Microsoft Will Reportedly Launch A Smartwatch Within Weeks

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Quebec Company Has Teens Forcing Chocolate On Diabetics

Ado Boulot Chocolate
Adoboulot.com

Why HBO's Big Move Is Bad News For Bell, Rogers

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How Apple Is Getting You To Think Less And Spend More

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ASSOCIATED PRESS

First Snapchat Ad Ever Gives Users A Fright

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These Countries Hate Their Government Most

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Canadian Centre You've Never Heard Of Follows Money To Militants

Isis
AP

LOOK: Airline's Flying Apartments To Be Staffed By Butlers

Etihad Airways Butlers
Etihad

Supreme Court: Wiretaps On Alleged Price-Fixers OK

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Krugman Sees 'Flashing Warnings' Of Depression And Deflation

Paul Krugman
Getty

Offshore Oil Drilling May Soon Be Possible In Quebec

Offshore Oil
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Stocks Soar After A Bloody Week

Toronto Stock Exchange
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Socialist Party Pushing $20 Minimum Wage Defends $13-An-Hour Job Listing

Socialist Seattle
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Mark Carney Slams Bankers, Warns Most Of World's Oil Can't Be Burned

Mark Carney
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Ben & Jerry's Won't Rename 'Hazed & Confused'

President Obama's Credit Card Was Declined

Obama Eating
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Federal Reserve Chair Raises Alarm About Income Inequality

Janet Yellen
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Holiday Shopping Is Moving Online

Holiday Shopping Bags
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FBI Director Calls On Congress To 'Fix' Phone Encryption By Apple, Google

James Comey
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HBO And CBS Just Killed Cable TV

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Walmart Is Planning To Abandon The Minimum Wage

Walmart
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Chipotle Founder Calls Competition From Fast Food 'A Joke'

LOOK: World's Coolest, Wildest New Buildings

World Architecture Festival
WAF

Tories Promised To End Charging For Paper Bills, But...

James Moore
CP

Why Are High School Kids Folding Clothes For Class Credit?

Urban Planet
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CRA Trying To 'Gag'.. Birdwatchers?

Birdwatching
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Top 15 SUVs Of 2015

Suv
Autoblog

LOOK: Canada's Great Migration

Population Change Canada
BMO

9 Reasons We Should Abolish Tipping, Once And For All

Restaurant Tip
Getty Images

Suddenly, Canadian Factories Are Back In Shrink Mode

Manufacturing Canada
CP

Students Call Dollarama Policy Discriminatory

Dollarama
Google Street View

Dead Mouse In My McDonald's Coffee, New Brunswick Man Says

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Amazon Canada Is Seriously Kicking Chapters Indigo's Butt

Jeff Bezos