By Kathleen O'Grady Canada Health Act, federal taxes, income tax, medical costs, registered disability savings plan, taxes
As Canadians we like to take pride in our publicly funded healthcare system, but the truth is many of us — especially those with or caring for someone with disabilities or chronic conditions — pay out of pocket for a wide range of essential health services.
By Bryan Thomas and Colleen Flood Canada, Canada Health Act, Canada’s healthcare system, federal election, federal government, federal taxes, Patient-pay MRI clinics, private healthcare, Private MRI clinics Canada, public healthcare
National Medicare Week has just passed, buoyed with optimism as a fresh-faced government takes the reins in Ottawa — elected partly on a promise of renewed federal leadership on health care. Yet these “sunny ways” are overcast by recent developments at the provincial level that entrench and legitimize two-tier care. Saskatchewan has just enacted a licensing […]
By Michael Wolfson Canadian economy, Canadian household, child tax benefit, CPP, EI, family, federal taxes, 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.
By Ryan Meili Canada healthcare system, Canada's healthcare sytem, Canadian economy, Election 2015, federal election, federal taxes, national drug plan, NPD, taxes, universal drug benefits
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.