Canadian Political Viewpoints: $21,932.61

Source: CJME News: Saskatchewan Health Authority Board Members Named What’s this? Two blog posts in a row? While you try to get over the shock of such rapid posting, allow me to fill you into the somewhat cryptic number you find in the title of the post. Earlier today, the Saskatchewan Government announced the board ...

Alberta Politics: Oh the irony! Saskatchewan adopts Alberta’s single health region model, hated by Brad Wall’s fervent admirers

PHOTOS: Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, who Alberta conservatives say is the real leader of Western Canada. Below: Saskatchewan Health Minister Jim Reiter, former Alberta premier Ed Stelmach, and Mr. Stelmach’s health minister, Ron Liepert. Premier Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan Party Government – which all Albertans have been taught by the opposition conservative parties can do no ...

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on the Libs’ pleasantly surprising hints toward enforcing the Canada Health Act – and the Saskatchewan Party’s response that it would rather fight for profit-motivated medicine than work on building a sustainable universal system. For further reading…– By way of background on the enforcement of the Canada Health Act at the federal level, see ...

Canadian Political Viewpoints: MRIs: The New Provincial – Federal Grudge Match

SOURCE: CBC News – No Plans to End Private MRIs, Says Sask. Health Minister to Federal Concerns While there’s some interesting things happening with the GTH as of this morning (Wall’s Chief of Staff being involved in an e-mail chain, the auditor indicating a police investigation is underway, etc.) we’re going to talk about the ...

Canadian Political Viewpoints: MRIs: The New Provincial – Federal Grudge Match

SOURCE: CBC News – No Plans to End Private MRIs, Says Sask. Health Minister to Federal Concerns While there’s some interesting things happening with the GTH as of this morning (Wall’s Chief of Staff being involved in an e-mail chain, the auditor indicating a police investigation is underway, etc.) we’re going to talk about the ...

Accidental Deliberations: On regressive choices

Yesterday, I offered a quick, off-the-cuff response to the Sask Party’s decision to restrict municipalities in applying property taxes to commercial and industrial land. But let’s look in a bit more detail at the warped economic theory Jim Reiter is spouting in defence of the move: “A very, very small minority of municipalities have been ...