Ontario raised its minimum wage by 21 per cent—from $11.60 to $14 per hour.
In Switzerland, the health-care system features managed competition among insurance companies and health-care providers.
Health insurers enter and exit markets all the time—they aren't prevented from offering plans in other states.
“Don’t touch my free health care,” is a common refrain from defenders of the status quo whenever anyone broaches the topic of reforming Canada’s health-care system.
The season finale of the popular U.S. drama Breaking Bad brought with it renewed interest in a viral internet meme that implicitly suggested that the entire story might not have taken place had the main character, Walter White, lived in Canada. The meme suggests that within minutes of being diagnosed with cancer, Walts free treatments would begin the very next week.
For many Canadians, the Victoria Day long weekend marks the beginning of summertime holiday planning, if not a late May escape after a long winter. For those who travel outside of the country in the coming months, we have a modest proposal: find a pub, sit down with locals and ask about their nations health care system.
With the turning of the calendar to May, the effort to complete our income tax returns will slowly start to fade from memory.