The Harper Government’s Record on Medicare

Canadian Medicare faces growing threats across the country. Many patients using private, for-profit clinics find themselves paying out of pocket for services covered by Medicare. Murial Schoof was required to pay more than $6,000 for sinus surgery at B.C.’s for-profit False Creek Surgery Centre. Court documents state that her physician…
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Robin Hood Economics

Canada’s economic context at the time of Election 2011 is one of “precarious recovery”, and overall demand conditions are weakened by a few major factors. Unemployment is still just under 8%, which is good compared to the double-digit unemployment of the early 1990s, but not great compared to the expansions…
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The NDP On Business Taxes and Jobs

The media coverage of Jack Layton’s announcement yesterday was disappointingly thin, and the details (including on the NDP web site) are pretty hard to find. The NDP would go one better than the Liberals in raising the federal Corporate Income Tax rate from 16.5% today (and 15% next year) to…
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What We’re Reading

A list of sites and articles worth reading: CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan explains how “Income splitting won’t help families in need” in her latest Globe and Mail article. In his Globe and Mail article, “Not exactly an economic gold medal,” Jim Stanford looks at the Conservatives’ economic track record….
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