Rob Brown
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Rob Brown was Professor of Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo for 39 years and a past President of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.

He is currently an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca, a comprehensive and non-partisan online resource designed to help journalists covering health policy issues in Canada.

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The Shocking Truth? More Health Care Doesn't Mean Better Health

(3) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 7:44 AM

We have experienced remarkable improvements in life expectancy over the past 100 years. Reasons for this include: sanitary drinking water, pasteurized milk, safe sewage disposal, work safety, higher standards of living, better education and cures for, or immunization against, many communicable diseases (e.g., small pox, diphtheria).

Readers may question why...

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Expanding CPP Is Easier Said Than Done

(0) Comments | Posted July 4, 2011 | 12:45 PM

Had I suggested just 15 years ago that we should expand the Canada Pension Plan to provide larger benefits on a broader range of wages, I would have been laughed out of town.

Prior to 1998, the CPP was seen as leaning against death's door. Young Canadians were told to...

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