Why an income-based drug plan is harmful to Ontario seniors

Why an income-based drug plan is harmful to Ontario seniors

Ontario spends $11-billion per year on prescription drugs. Nearly half of this is spent on medicines used by senior citizens, a group that receives public subsidies for nearly all of their prescription drug costs in Ontario.

How seriously do Ontario’s political parties take the health and wellbeing of Ontarians?

How seriously do Ontario’s political parties take the health and wellbeing of Ontarians?

We often hear that, in Canada, health is a provincial responsibility. This is understood as the provinces having autonomy over, and responsibility for, a large portion of the funding and delivery of health care services. But the influence of provincial policies on health outcomes goes far beyond doctors and hospitals, physiotherapists and pharmacies.

Government on right track with Target Benefit Pension Plans

Government on right track with Target Benefit Pension Plans

In a speech in Toronto last week, Kevin Sorensen, Minister of State for Finance, introduced details of a new “hybrid” pension plan proposed for all federal workers and other corporations under federal pension regulation. He referred to these proposed plans as Target Benefit Pension Plans.