Health Care

Canada’s Health Care System: An Overview of Public and Private Participation

In Canada, one issue that tends to prevail — arguably more than any other in Canadian public policy debate — is the issue of health care and health care delivery. At the heart of this issue is the debate over public versus private health care. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of

public and private sector participation in health care.

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Cartoon: Danny Williams Leaves Canada for Heart Surgury

Find a political cartoon depicting Newfoundland and Labrador Premier, Danny Williams leaving Canada heart surgery in a private clinic in the United States of America.

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Cartoon: Danny Williams and the Hypocrisy of Using Private Health Care

Find a political cartoon depicting the Newfoundland and Labrador Premier, Danny Williams, leaving Canada to use the private health care system in the United States. The move pleases proponents of the private health care in the United States of America.

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Cartoon: H1N1 Flu, Queue Jumping and the Canadian Health Care System

Find a political cartoon calling into question the inequality that exists between the public health care system and the private health care system.

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Canadian Federalism and Public Health Care: The Evolution of Federal-Provincial Relations

One of the most critical issues in Canadian federalism since the 1950s has been the delivery of public health care. This article provides an introduction to the nature and evolution of federal and provincial relations in the area of health care policy, with particular focus on the fiscal and policy aspects and their impact. Included is a discussion of the basic division of powers in health care, Canadian federalism and the introduction of public health care, and shifts in this federal-provincial relationship since the 1950s.

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2002 Mazankowski Report on Health Care in Alberta

In 2002, several key reports on the future of health care were released, each of which outlined visions for reforming the Canadian health care system.

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The Charter & Health Care in Canada

The issue of waiting lists in Canada's public health care system has given rise to a new national debate: the nature of health care rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

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2003 Saskatchewan General Election

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Oct 1, 2003


p>On November 5, 2003, Saskatchewan voters returned Premier Lorne Calvert and the provincial New Democratic Party to government, this time with a slight majority in the legislative assembly.

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