Q Would I be wrong in stating that the Canadian Medical Association, over the last 20 or so years, has been a defender of Canada’s medicare monopoly and a single-tier health insurance system? I don’t think that’s accurate. For example, at the last annual meeting of the CMA, over 70 per cent of delegates endorsed a motion to support increased private sector involvement in the delivery of health care.By KENNETH WHYTE12 min
MEET THE FIXER, THE ENFORCER, THE BEAUTY, THE BRAIN. THERE'S A NEW CREW OF POWER PLAYERS IN STEPHEN HARPER'S OTTAWA. THEY'RE NOT HIS FRIENDS. THEY'RE NOT POLICY WONKS. THEIR JOB IS TO DELIVER HIS PROMISES-AND THE NEXT ELECTION.By JOHN GEDDES8 min
The issue of distracted driving is barely mentioned in your cover story, “It’s not just a car anymore, it’s home” (Feb. 27). At 50 km/h, in one second you cover about 14 m. The important message missing, among the mentions of iPod docks, fridges, Wi-Fi and video games to amuse the driver and passengers, is that even one second spent fiddling with the CD player, or reaching for a coffee cup, could lead to a crash that ruins your whole day—or takes someone’s life.
The Alberta premier single-handedly commanded the debate on health care with his “Third Way” proposal to mix private and public health care. It was greeted coolly by Stephen Harper, who was perhaps annoyed that Klein had mistakenly told reporters Harper would hold Senate elections in the fall.
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