Monthly archives

The need to experiment in healthcare

This month the Health Council of Canada published the 2012 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Doctors. This informative study is based on a survey of more than 2,000 primary health-care workers across the country. It focuses on how front liners perceive the system (Does it require minor or major change? Do […]

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Tim Barber one of the ‘most influential people in government and politics’ – The Hill Times

Canada 2020′s Co-Founder Tim Barber has been named one The Hill Times’ 101 most influential people in government and politics in their yearly Power&Influence feature. Ranking the 100 most powerful politicians, lobbyists, staffers, media and other influencers, Barber is hailed by Bea Vongdouangchanh for his ability to bring the ‘top people into one room.’ From […]

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Barriers to competition must fall if productivity is to gain

Canada’s lacklustre productivity growth has become a preoccupation of policy makers, and a prime suspect is the lack of competition faced by Canadian firms. Many of Canada’s productivity detectives increasingly suspect that because key sectors aren’t disciplined by adequate competition, many businesses don’t face the “creative destruction” that drives innovation. The average Canadian worker produces […]

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Competition Matters

Grant Bishop explores the the current state of competition policy in Canada. The first part discusses the current context, examining the statutory and regulatory environment in Canada, as well as particular barriers to domestic competition and foreign entry. The second part briefly summarizes theories and evidence of linkages between competition and productivity.

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