Fraser Forum - September/October 2013: Canadian health care: Taxes, long waits, and lagging innovation

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In this issue:

With latest comments on Keystone XL, Obama favouring environment over economy
by Kenneth P. Green
How will the US president’s comments on the Keystone XL pipeline affect Canada?

Debate over CPP expansion incomplete
by Charles Lammam, Jason Clemens, Milagros Palacios
Compulsory expansion of the CPP may have benefits but they need to be assessed against other saving plans like RRSPs.

Referendum on wastewater plant an opportunity to clarify facts about P3s
by Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre
Fraser Forum authors clear up some misunderstandings about public-private partnerships.

Ontario government should steer clear of minimum wage hikes
by Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre
A higher minimum wage results in unemployment for young workers.

Waiting for health care is not a necessary evil
by Nadeem Esmail
Many other nations avoid long queues for medical treatments; why are Canadians waiting so long?

Taxing “unhealthy” foods won’t reduce obesity
by Nadeem Esmail
“Junk food” is not the only link to obesity.

Stronger intellectual property for pharmaceuticals would benefit Canada
by Nadeem Esmail
Aligning IP protection with international standards would benefit Canadians.

Why investors aren’t biting on a BC oil refinery
by Gerry Angevine
Economic considerations suggest that oil sands producers will avoid investing in refineries on Canada’s coasts.

Obtaining better public school teachers
by Rodney A. Clifton and John C. Long
How are teachers assessed in Canada?

BC’s rogue and costly archaeological bureaucracy
by Mark Milke
Land designations continue to disrupt private development in BC.

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