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National pharmacare has to overcome intergovernmental hurdles. Can it?

National pharmacare has to overcome intergovernmental hurdles. Can it?

How much Canadians pay for prescription drugs depends very much on where they live. Middle-income residents of Prince Edward Island
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How unfair is Ottawa to the provinces? Equalization isn’t the half of it

How unfair is Ottawa to the provinces? Equalization isn’t the half of it

One unfair fiscal transfer has resulted in Ontarians over-contributing to EI by nearly $12 billion over the last 10 years
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Risk-sharing, not equalization, is failing Alberta

Risk-sharing, not equalization, is failing Alberta

In the weeks leading up to Family Day, Canada’s governments did what many families often do: argue about money. This
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Technology will make government as we know it obsolete – and that’s a good thing

Technology will make government as we know it obsolete – and that’s a good thing

Tech advances should prompt government to radically increase efficiency and effectiveness of programs and services.
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Robarts’ leadership in unifying the country 50 years ago should be celebrated

Robarts’ leadership in unifying the country 50 years ago should be celebrated

The history books will say that the Confederation of Tomorrow conference was about the Constitution, the Quiet Revolution, official bilingualism,
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Talking is the Canadian way of life – we should export it

Talking is the Canadian way of life – we should export it

Has everyone suddenly forgotten how to negotiate? Glance at the news headlines, and you’ll find a series of high-stakes talks
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Fixing Canada’s EI system is critical for the future of work

Fixing Canada’s EI system is critical for the future of work

Canada’s employment insurance (EI) system is a major plank of the country’s social architecture. However, the system, now 75 years
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Provinces should lead policy innovation on Canada's defining issues - again

Provinces should lead policy innovation on Canada’s defining issues – again

With political news focused on federal tax changes, a federal cabinet shuffle, and federally-led NAFTA renegotiations, it is easy to
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