health care

Health care, Asian trade top premiers' Vancouver talks

Ontario looking to protect its interests against Quebec, West.

Seven years and billions of dollars later, Health Accord goals only half met

OTTAWA -- It's been seven years and billions of dollars, but Canada's health-care system has only made incremental progress toward goals its own leaders set out for it with much fanfare in 2004. That...

Beyond civic literacy

Can voters overcome their hardwired preference for short-term joy and think about what's really best for Canada in the long run?

Tim Hortons emergency care and the nursing home connection

Two popular Canadian institutions, Tim Hortons and universal health care, recently had an awkward partnership. On February 28, doctors at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster were forced to...

Gratitude

Enough with the kvetching and the yawping and the bellyaching. How about a little simple gratitude?

Vancouver wins Economist's "world's most livable city" for 2011

The Economist ranks Vancouver "the world's most livable city" for the fourth year in a row.

Canada doesn't have to be a "productivity laggard"

The seminal economic issue of our age is our national productivity. Nothing has a greater impact on our standard of living and quality of life. Yet political leaders don’t talk about it because they...

Government Ignores Legally Required Privacy Impact Assessment, FIPA Says

The BC government is ploughing ahead with a massive data-matching program that will centralize control of all the personal information obtained from citizens who receive government services, despite...

"Why I Love Vancouver" is a book about leaving America and finding Canada

At book signing party for "Why I Love Vancouver" at Elysian Coffee, questions of identity both Canadian and American arose.