Montreal Simon: When the Harper Cons Don’t Listen to Canada’s Doctors

In the aftermath of the SARS crisis of 2003, the government created the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the position of Chief Public Health Officer to strengthen this country's medical defences.After they were shown to be almost catastrophically inadequate.But now Stephen Harper and his Cons are slashing the Public Health Agency's budget, and neutering ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Why and how the Wildrose ‘wait time guarantee’ adds up to two-tier health care

Don’t expect the quality of health care in Alberta to improve because of a “wait-time guarantee” – unless you can pay. If you, dear reader, are one of the thousands of Albertans who has come to the conclusion the Wildrose Party’s health care wait-time guarantee sounds like a pretty good idea, there may be some ...