Alberta Diary: Hockey millionaires and pharmacare tell you everything you need to know about who the Canadian Taxpayers Federation really works for

The Montreal Canadiens in 1912-13. Now the highest-taxed hockey players on the continent, they’re still the best and likely to stay that way. Below: Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions President Linda Silas; U.S. anti-public-health-care fruitloop and Canadian Taxpayers Federation ally Grover Norquist. For a while now it’s seemed as if the so-called Canadian Taxpayers Federation ...

OPSEU Diablogue: Canada could have universal drug coverage without raising taxes – Morgan

10 things we learned from last week’s Ottawa conference on drug coverage hosted by the Canadian Health Coalition and Carleton University: 1. The University of British Columbia’s Steven Morgan noted that if Canada were to adopt the UK’s public drug … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Pharmacare increasingly on the agenda – two upcoming events

In 2007 we attended SOS Medicare II, a high-profile national conference in Regina looking at the unfinished Medicare agenda. Tommy Douglas’ original vision for Medicare extended far beyond what we have in Canada today. Once the envy of the world, … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Pharmacare 2020: The evidence is clear, but where is the political will?

VANCOUVER – Almost 10 per cent of Canadians never fill their drug prescriptions. They can’t afford it. We’re here in Vancouver for a unique forum to discuss what every major national health care system review over the last 50 years … Continue reading →