Health, Seniors & Social Policy

A viable public health care system is a basic value in Canada. But the costs continue to rise, as does the overall age of our population. So how do we make it all work? What's the role of different levels of government in providing social services?

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Protecting Human Rights in Trade Agreements – Hunsley

By Terrance Hunsley

The NAFTA negotiations are likely to be a tough uphill slog, given Mr Trump’s belligerent stance. It is hard to see how Canada will make much headway on subjects such as gender rights, indigenous rights and environmental regulations. But these issues a …

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Charting a new course on trade policy – Dias


By Jerry Dias

If there is one glimmer of good news from the last U.S. election it’s that a bright political spotlight has been shone on global trade policy – including in Canada. Trade agreements have long played a central role in Canada’s economic strategy. Trade a …

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Parliamentary Committee on Poverty Reduction

By Terrance Hunsley

HUMA – the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development, and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, (the name rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it.) has spent a year hearing from Canadian experts, social advoca …

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NEW REPORT: Poverty Reduction Roundtable with Minister Jean-Yves Duclos

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2017 Report of The Pearson Centre Roundtable on Poverty Reduction By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre Hosted by the Somerset West Community Health Centre, Ottawa December 8, 2016 ______________________________________________________ …

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A Cdn Research Council on Social, Cultural & Econ Health

By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre

We could take a lesson from the health system. Over the past four decades, the federal government, with provincial involvement, has invested in health research, health information systems, performance evaluation and innovation. Those investments are pa …

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National Goal for Poverty Reduction (Terrance Hunsley)

By Terrance Hunsley

The Government of Canada discussion paper, Towards a Poverty Reduction Strategy, asks for suggestions on how the federal government can better align its poverty reduction efforts with those of provinces, territories, municipalities and communities. It …

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NEW REPORT: Poverty Reduction Roundtable with Minister Jean-Yves Duclos

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March 28, 2017 Report of The Pearson Centre Roundtable on Poverty Reduction By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre Hosted by the Somerset West Community Health Centre, Ottawa December 8, 2016 ____________________________________________ …

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Olympics Assurances

By Yuk-kuen Annie Cheung PhD, RPP

The newly-minted Brazilian Sports Minister Leonardo Picciani announced in June that Rio de Janeiro is ready for the 2016 Olympics. It was then that it became clear the Games will be a go ahead on August 5, albeit under an unprecedented atmosphere of in …

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The Zika Outbreak: What Can Canada Do?

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Y. Annie Cheung, PhD, RPP   When we wake up to songs of chirping birds, we know spring is at our doorstep. When a polar front is gradually retreating, we begin to think of summer, dreaming of sunny days and outdoor living, hiking, and sandy beache …

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Scrapping Welfare, Hugh Segal

By Hugh Segal

The case for guaranteeing all Canadians an income above the poverty line.   This article was originally published by the Literary Review of Canada in 2012. It is a classic presentation of the rationale for a guaranteed basic income and we decided …

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