Opinion: To fix Canadian health care, let’s try the Dutch model

Paramedics roll out a stretcher from the emergency department at Mount Sinai Hospital, in Toronto, on January 13, 2021.Cole Burston/The Canadian Press Ake Blomqvist is a Research Associate Professor at Carleton University and a Health Policy Scholar at the CD Howe Institute, where Rosalie Wyonch is also a Senior Policy Analyst. The pandemic has revealed … Read more

These Ukrainian refugees fled their country for Newfoundland. Now, they are eager to put down roots.

From left to right: Yana, Sophia, Ros and Artem Lysychuk holding baby Lukian at St. John’s on May 16.Paul Daly/The Balloon and the Mail Ros Lysychuk, all eight years old but with the wary eyes of someone much older, wanted to know how he would find his classroom, in a new school, new city and … Read more

Understanding the Split Personality of Split Actions

What is happening with Canadian Life Companies Split Corp.? Did class A shares (LFE) just reduce their dividend to zero? The short answer is yes. But to understand what happened here, we need a quick lesson on split stock corporations. These complex investment vehicles are marketed to retail investors looking for income, but they can … Read more

REVIEWED: TransUnion Notes Travel & Leisure Industry Fastest-Growing Target for Scammers in Canada

TransUnion study reveals that the rate of suspected digital fraud attempts in industries from Canada increased by 21% from 2020 to 2021 Canada’s rate of suspected digital fraud attempts increased 88% from 2019 to 2021 Nearly four in 10 (40%) Canadians said they have been the target of digital fraud from October 2021 to January … Read more

Globe Editorial: Chrystia Freeland Federal Budget Rating: Some Passes, Many Question Marks

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presents the federal budget in the House of Commons on April 7.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s first post-pandemic budget had four big tasks. First, he had to get the country’s finances back on track, return the deficit and debt to their pre-pandemic path, and put fiscal and monetary … Read more

Quebec man stuck in Mexico with cancer after family says back pain ruled out at Canadian hospital

The family of a Quebec man stuck in Mexico is searching for answers after they say he received medical clearance to travel and then found out his cancer had returned while on vacation. Laurent Bigras and Antonieta Chavez were heading to Cancun for a getaway with their two children in early March when everything quickly … Read more