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Canada has an obligation to Save Newfoundland and Labrador Now

It is hard to believe that in a prosperous country like Canada, a province could go bankrupt. Sadly, this is not the case. Due to…

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The 6% solution is the first step

This election, several parties are each proposing to create a universal pharmacare program to reduce the cost of prescription drugs to Canadians. The cost of…

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Saving Newfoundland now is the best medicine

All over Canada, healthcare is underfunded. But the problems in Newfoundland and Labrador are particularly dire. That’s because its population is ageing faster than in…

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Ottawa has a serious and important role to play in healthcare

In the Canadian federation, healthcare is considered to be an area of provincial jurisdiction. Section 92 of the Canadian Constitution specifically states that hospitals and…

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As Canada’s baby boomers enter their sixties and seventies, the cost of their health care will rise exponentially. Combined with medical advancements that increase life…

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Our leaders' debate must include health care

The themes for the English Federal Leaders’ Debate on October 7 have been announced and they do not include health care.  Affordability and economic insecurity;…

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Save Newfoundland and Labrador Now

The numbers aren’t good for Newfoundland and Labrador. The province’s real debt is over $27 billion, when you include the debt of its public utility,…

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It Starts with Equalization

Dr. Jack M. Mintz | October 4, 2019 Canada’s first Prime Minister, John A. MacDonald, famously described the act of Confederation as “herding cats” –…

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Newfoundland’s debt crisis is about far more than money. It’s about literally keeping the lights on. Newfoundland currently has self-supported debt of $9.4 billion, tied…

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