Nova Scotia rationing primary health care

Nova Scotia Health Authority insists on deciding who will have primary-care physicians and who will not, leaving seniors and expecting parents in the lurch

Nova Scotia rationing primary health care
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ZITNER: Nova Scotia Health Authority insists on deciding who will have primary-care physicians and who will not, leaving seniors and expecting parents in the lurch

Creditors will be chief audience for Newfoundland budget

The financial problem facing the government is so large that it will need to borrow enormous amounts over the next five years, no matter what

Creditors will be chief audience for Newfoundland budget
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HOLLETT: The financial problem facing the government is so large that it will need to borrow enormous amounts over the next five years, no matter what

Soda taxes all fizz, no substance in changing consumers’ habits

Such taxes do little to reduce consumption of targeted products, don't change health habits and can produce perverse, unintended consequences

Soda taxes all fizz, no substance in changing consumers’ habits
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WEBBER: Evidence suggests such taxes do little to reduce consumption of targeted products, don’t change health habits and can produce perverse, unintended consequences

High-tax postwar era no model for today’s public policy

In a time of technological advancement, freer trade and sharply diminished world poverty, turning back the clock on economic policy would be fatalistic

High-tax postwar era no model for today’s public policy
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WEBBER: In a time of technological advancement, freer trade and sharply diminished world poverty, turning back the clock on economic policy would be fatalistic

Improve teacher working conditions by dumping bad ideas

Even though there's a wealth of evidence supporting traditional teaching techniques, officials too often push an ideological agenda to teaching

Improve teacher working conditions by dumping bad ideas
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ZWAAGSTRA: Even though there’s a wealth of evidence supporting traditional teaching techniques, officials too often push an ideological agenda to teaching

Looking for affordable housing? Try Atlantic provinces

In an age of bloated house prices in many urban centres, Atlantic Canada's situation is enviable

Looking for affordable housing? Try Atlantic provinces
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DOUGHART, COX: In an age of bloated house prices in many urban centres, Atlantic Canada’s situation is enviable

Regional divisions will continue to deepen without real Senate reform

What O’Leary and Trudeau seem incapable of understanding is that the Senate plays a role vital to the success of our country

Regional divisions will continue to deepen without real Senate reform
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ROACH: What O’Leary and Trudeau seem incapable of understanding is that the Senate plays a role vital to the success of our country

Antsy students, teacher misconduct and failing math scores

Education in review 2016: a survey of the big kindergarten-to-Grade-12 issues puts coping with today’s antsy students at the top of the list

Antsy students, teacher misconduct and failing math scores
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BENNETT: Education in review 2016: a survey of the big kindergarten-to-Grade-12 issues puts coping with today’s antsy students at the top of the list

Medicare crippled when government doesn’t treat us all as equals

Canadian health care violates human rights when governments cause limited or delayed access to primary and specialist care

Medicare crippled when government doesn’t treat us all as equals
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ZITNER: Canadian health care violates human rights when governments cause limited or delayed access to primary and specialist care

Atlantic Canada doesn’t know what real austerity feels like

Spending has risen steadily in the last generation, and anti-austerity activists clearly need to regain their equilibrium

Atlantic Canada doesn’t know what real austerity feels like
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DOUGHART: Spending has risen steadily in the last generation, and anti-austerity activists clearly need to regain their equilibrium

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