About the Event
Our Explore Public Policy Issues seminars are back! These post-secondary student seminars are a perfect networking opportunity for students interested in economics, political science, business and public policy, though students of all backgrounds are welcome! Join us in downtown Vancouver for a day full of informative and thought-provoking presentations from top scholars, a lively Q&A and peer-to-peer discussion. A light breakfast and lunch are provided alongside complimentary beverages. Please arrive before 10:00am PT to check-in. Registration is free for students.
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Speakers & Instructors
Healthy Incentives: Money Following Patients to Better Hospital Care
Canada's provinces today predominantly use an outdated budgetary approach for funding hospital care that runs counter to the best interests of patients and taxpayers. Nearly every other developed nation with a universal access health care system has moved to money following patients for hospital care in recent decades, contributing to higher performing health care systems that don't cost more than the Canadian approach. Join Mr. Esmail as he discusses how changing the way we pay for hospital services could lead to better healthcare for Canadians.close
The Rise and Fall of Freedom in Hong Kong
In 1997, after 99 years of British rule, the small island of Hong Kong was returned to China. The world held its breath. Would the Chinese Communist Party snuff out the freedom and prosperity that Hongkongers had long enjoyed? Or would Hong Kong exert a positive influence on the mainland, helping it build the sort of institutions that had permitted the territory unparalleled prosperity? After a quarter century, the Chinese government’s promise of “one country, two systems,” looks to be more imperiled than ever.
In this talk, Fraser Institute Senior Fellow, Matthew D. Mitchell, explores the history and economics of Hong Kong.close