Canada Post is looking for a new CEO, but the job comes with significant challenges

Canada Post is looking for a new CEO, but the job comes with significant challenges

Looking for a new job?  Canada Post is looking for a President and Chief Executive Officer. But it’s not a position anyone should consider lightly. The new CEO will face daunting challenges managing Canada Post’s operational, financial and governance deficiencies in this digital age, and will have to do so under close public scrutiny and […]

Where there is too much, something is missing

Where there is too much, something is missing

When I was an economics student many years ago, the last living student of John Maynard Keynes and noted economist Joan Robinson gave a lecture to a packed hall.  During the question period, one smart aleck student asked, “Why should anyone study economics?”  After a prolonged pause, her answer was simple, “So you know when […]

Canada’s housing crisis is a public health emergency

Canada’s housing crisis is a public health emergency

In emergency rooms and frontline clinics, patients are triaged based on the urgency of their illness. The sickest are seen first, followed by those in less immediate danger.

Saskatoon’s housing crisis Is a health emergency

Saskatoon’s housing crisis Is a health emergency

Recently, a disturbing photo of five people sleeping in a Saskatoon bank lobby became headline news and filled social media feeds.

Do Canadians spend too much on taxes?

Do Canadians spend too much on taxes?

“There are lies, damned lies and statistics” is the well-worn phrase, but nothing better sums up the recent Fraser Institute scare mongering about taxes being the single largest budget item of Canadian households.

Are we finally in a health election campaign?

Are we finally in a health election campaign?

It’s become almost a matter of faith: health and health care are perennially among the top priorities for Canadians, but are nearly invisible in election platforms and debates.

Basic Income: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Basic Income:  Just What the Doctor Ordered

What makes people sick? Infectious agents like bacteria and viruses and personal factors like smoking, eating poorly and living a sedentary lifestyle. But none of these compares to the way that poverty makes us sick.

Canada has mixed wait time results in healthcare

Canada has mixed wait time results in healthcare

Wait times have long been a source of concern for Canadians, and in some jurisdictions, remain a significant problem. Recently the Canadian Institutes of Health Information (CIHI) released their report for 2015. There is both encouraging news and areas in need of attention.

Why it is critical we learn from past healthcare mistakes

Why it is critical we learn from past healthcare mistakes

The health care system in Canada is not always perfect. Mistakes are made, but Dr. Joshua Tepper believes it is critical we learn from past healthcare mistakes in order to improve the quality of services.

Putting healthcare on the federal election agenda

Putting healthcare on the federal election agenda

A federal election could be called any time in the next few months, judging by the media coverage and the ramping up of political activity. Many issues have been crowding into the media headlines in anticipation of the election — but with a notable absence of any consideration of healthcare by our political parties.