Health Care Transfers

Harper's Looming Health Care Fiasco

Zach Paikin | Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Zach Paikin

Harper's unilateral offer promises increases in federal funding that are unsustainable. With health care set to eat up 80 per cent of provincial budgets by 2035, if no substantial reforms are implemented we will have serious consequences for the ability of provinces to spend on departments other than health care.

A Health Care Emergency?

Gregory Marchildon | Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Gregory Marchildon

Rather than go backwards to a time before medicare, we can focus on the more important business of reforming the health delivery system so that it will improve the quality of life for all Canadians, not just a privileged few.

Without Universal Health Care, Who Are We?

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 03.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Yoni Goldstein

One worries what Harper's health care edict will do to the collective Canadian psyche. If we are indeed on the road to more privatizing of medical care -- a process that, perversely, might actually offer more health care equity across the country -- Canadians are destined to lose one of the key pillars on which our identity rests.