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Reforming Canada's health care system


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Reforming Canada's health care system

At some point after its inception in 1966 (Health Canada, 2011), Canada’s health care system, Medicare, stopped being viewed simply as a means of delivering health care to Canadians and started being viewed as something more. It became a part of our national identity, embodying all of the values that make this country great. Eschewing the more classist structure of the United States, our system represented fairness and equality, ensuring that all Canadians received health care regardless of their social statu


By Fraser Institute, Canada,


Health Policy Resource.

Canadians waiting more than two-and-a-half years for governments to approve new medicines


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Canadians waiting more than two-and-a-half years for governments to approve new medicines

Federal and provincial government bureaucracies are taking more than two-and-a-half years on average to approve new prescription drugs, thereby depriving many Canadians of the latest in new medicines, finds a new report from the Fraser Institute, Canada’s leading public policy think-tank.


By Fraser Institute, Canada,


Health Policy Resource.

Immigration and the Canadian Welfare State 2011


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Immigration and the Canadian Welfare State 2011

This publication provides an estimate of the fiscal burden created by recent immigration into Canada and proposes reforms to existing immigrant selection policies to eliminate the burden. It uses a 2006 Census database to estimate the average incomes and taxes paid on these by immigrants who arrived in Canada over the period from 1987 to 2004. It also estimates other taxes they paid and the value of government services they absorbed.


By Fraser Institute, Canada,


Health Policy Resource.