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David J. Climenhaga | U.S. President Donald J. Trump's incompetent and ideologically driven response to the international coronavirus outbreak puts Canada at risk of a serious public health crisis.
Podcast
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Scott Neigh | Public health care is threatened in all provinces, and especially in Alberta. Sandra Azocar talks about the work of Friends of Medicare to defend public health care in Alberta.
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Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro, at right, poses with two surgeons and a patient at a private Calgary eye-surgery clinic yesterday. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The UCP's privatization plan might have a chance if the government is prepared to spend a lot of money to ensure wait lists for everyone are reduced. How likely do you think that is?
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Green Party canvasser in B.C. Photo: Vancouver Ghost/Wikimedia Commons
Ed Finn | It's possible that neither the Liberals nor the Conservatives will win a majority in this election. Many former Liberal supporters may decide to "go Green" instead of voting NDP or Conservative.
Podcast
Quebec doctors defending public healthcare
Scott Neigh | Dr. Isabelle Leblanc talks about the work of Médecins québécois pour le régime public, which translates as Quebec Doctors for Medicare.
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Bill Morneau. Photo: International Monetary Fund/flickr
Dennis Gruending | The Liberals are promising pharmacare but not a universal program. Let's look to the wisdom of medicare founders T.C. Douglas and Emmett Hall on how to proceed.
News
Medicare for All Rally in Los Angeles - Feb 2017. Photo: Molly Adams/flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Many Democrats are showing a renewed interest in a robust public sector solution to the U.S. health insurance system. And their solution would go a lot further than Obamacare.
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Mortar and pestle with pills. Photo: Pixabay
Ed Finn | Medicare originated at the provincial, not federal level -- in Saskatchewan. So could the extension of public health care to include prescription drugs, and even dental and vision coverage.
Columnists
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Julie Devaney | It's easy to laugh off the absurdity of Trump and his supporters' sentiments about the Canadian health-care system. But their ridiculousness doesn't make their impact any less dangerous.
Columnists
Julie Devaney | The argument for home care was that it was giving the people what they want. So why are patients now being asked to leave their homes to access care after being discharged from hospitals?
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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, 2013
Benjamin Diepeveen | Opponents of the right to medically assisted death have been active at the provincial level. In Ontario, their efforts have taken the form of a new variation on an old theme: conscientious objection.
Columnists
Linda McQuaig | In an age when the rich demand a fast lane to the front of every line, it will require resolve and determination to preserve our medicare system.