Montreal, October 3, 2019 – Quality assessment visits of CHSLDs show a very wide gap between the results obtained by public facilities and private funded ones. The latter provide a far better quality of life than facilities run by the government.
What does entrepreneurship contribute to health care? Despite the example of Europe, where companies have long had a large role to play within universal systems, simply posing this question in Canada can elicit strong reactions. And even when European successes are mentioned, other reasons are always suggested to explain their better results.
The technologies behind telemedicine are available, and more Canadians could receive remote care, at home or at work, thereby saving themselves trips and avoiding long waits. Unfortunately, our governments are slow to remove obstacles that prevent patients from benefiting from virtual consultations, and doctors from providing this care.
Media ownership and the lack of diversity.
Earlier this year, the media reported that the situation in Quebec emergency rooms had improved in 2018-2019. Yet when we take a closer look at the Department of Health and Social Services data, we see that the opposite has happened, despite a reduction in the number of patient visits.
Canada has avoided the great die-off of public companies afflicting American business especially since the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which imposed new, more restrictive accounting and financial transparency rules. But with trends reversing somewhat since 2012, much work remains to be done in Canada to promote access to investment opportunities for the middle class. This would not only further democratize wealth-building for regular Canadians, but also give start-ups even greater ability to raise funds to grow their business.
Montrealers may soon suffer the “unintended consequences” of two municipal policies likely to produce effects that are just the opposite of their stated purpose. This is in line with a dynamic that is well known to economists but often overlooked by politicians.
July 18, 2019 | 25 min. 15 sec. | Maurais Live (Radio X) Interview (in French) with Jonathan Hamel, Associate Researcher at […]
Interview with Vincent Geloso, Associate Researcher at the MEI, about the impacts of Air Canada’s potential acquisition of Air Transat. Broadcast on June 27, 2019, on CBC News Network With Carole MacNeil.
The importance of our two countries’ trade relationship.