Universal national pharmacare for Canada may offer a small personal loss for a few but a larger public gain.
Robert Brown is an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca and a Fellow with the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. He was Professor of Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo for 39 years and a past president of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.
It seems the big winners will be governments and high income earners.
Are Canadian wait times for hip replacement justified or could they be shortened?
The answer depends heavily on trying to determine how much income Canadians need to retire with dignity.
Canadians are being told that we might learn a lot from pension reforms that took place in Australia, even if what we learn is that we can do it better.