Universal health care is a large part of what makes up Canada’s identity. The Conservative party supports a free market health care system, which means that health care would not be universal, but so far that hasn’t been the case. Conservatives want the free health care. Right now, the debate isn’t about if we should or shouldn’t have universal health care, it’s about who is going to pay for it. The Conservatives want to lower taxes and government involvement, which are two important factors of universal health care.
Health care is an important aspect of economics especially in Canada. People are provided with health care in Canada when they become Canadian citizens, in other words the system is funded by the government. When one thinks about health care in terms of economics we can see that it is not necessarily a simple understanding of supply and demand. As we have learned in this course is that the function of supply and demand is used for any commodity whether it would be be a good or service. The fact health care is thought of as a public good affects the market for that particular commodity.
Multiculturalism has been an integral part of Canada since its adoption by the Trudeau government in 1971 and its formal implementation through The Canadian Multiculturalism Act in 1988 (Burnett and Dreidger, 2014). Multiculturalism has allowed for Canada to engage in a complex social, political, and economic experiment that has heavily informed policy and decision making. In this essay I shall argue that multiculturalism in it’s current form is a failed project. The noble goals of positive social, economic, and educational development as well as the preservation of culture and identity have shifted. The focus of market strategy in multicultural policy has diluted the main tenets of multiculturalism.
"From middle power to peacebuilder: The use of the Canadian Forces in modern Canadian foreign policy." American Review of Canadian Studies 40, no. 2 (2010): 171-188. This journal discusses how Canada has gone from being a peacekeeping nation to a peace building nation ever since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 by the Americans. This journal article talks about Canada’s role as a middle power in the world and the responsibilities that come with said power.
With increasing concerns of debts and deficits, Canada’s publicly funded health care system has recently become the target of fiscal attack. Efforts to reform and restructure the system have produced few results. Currently, some governments throughout the country are looking towards a more radical approach. An approach that would see not only the reform and restructuring of the method of operation of the current system, but that would change the system entirely. The proposed idea?
It is these characteristics which make it problematic for the federal government to represent all demands of its people on a national level. Regionalism is thus an issue within regards to political proficiency in the Federal government. Regionalism is a growing concern for Canadians` as it affects economic stability, nationalism and western alienation. The economic stability is reliant on the regions having strong economic bases (Stilborn, 19). Nationalism with Quebec is a prime example of how distinct regional cultures hinder Canada’s unity, as they want to separate from Canada, while still having the federal Canadian government financially support them.
In this report, we will discuss the significant difference between U.S. GAAP and IFRS and its influence on Canadian companies. Canada adopted IFRS in 2011 while the United States is still using GAAP as their main accounting regulations. Due to the tight economic ties and geographical proximity between the two countries, the difference between rule-based U.S. GAAP and principle-based IFRS will have an overwhelming influence on the Canadian companies that operate largely in the US, merge with US companies and listed on the US stock exchange. This report will also focus on the major differences concerning inventory that occurs when comparing IFRS and US GAAP. The three major differences include costing methods, valuation, and the reversal of write-downs.
Health Care in Canada – the role of federal and provincial governments The healthcare system in Canada is funded largely by the federal government as determined by the constitution. However, the actual healthcare delivery and social services is left up to each province and territory. Each province has the power to pass legislation that governs the financing and delivery of healthcare services to Canadians residing in that province. This fact encourages all healthcare professionals who have a strong provincial association and want to advocate their position on healthcare to speak up, if they want something different. If a physician wants to start delivery of telemedicine to rural areas of the province, he or she can advocate their position and
Jeffrey Simpson’s book, Chronic Condition, is divided into two halves, the first half gives an informative history of Canada’s health care system, chronicling the challenges and problems it has faced to become what we know of today, which I found more compelling than the second. The second half of the book, argues Canada’s need to modernize its health care system. Simpson believes this can be done in four ways: by severely cutting health care spending, by increasing taxes, by incorporating privatization, and or by garnering savings by increasing efficiency. Yet with Canadian politics, politicians are hesitant to make any serious debate over health care because they know it is akin to the end of their political career to even suggest these things to the public. However, privately they become increasingly aware that at the rate health care system costs are skyrocketing, it is simply not efficient or effective with concerns to Canada’s aging population.
When asked to describe what makes Canada unique compared to other countries, many outsiders might yell out “Hockey!” “Cold Weather!” or “Free Health Care!.” Health care is definitely one of Canada’s most noticeable trademarks when compared to the United States, but the reality is that our health care services are not what they are made out to be. Canadians tend to take pride in the fact that they have a Government funded health care system, but the system is failing at a rapid pace. One can gage the quality of health care in our country while at the emergency ward in any hospital, where most Canadians realize its downsides. The Government spends most of its budget towards health care but Canadians are not feeling an improvement. Waiting times at the emergency rooms are only increasing and they can be life threatening which is why many Canadians are crossing the border to find better and faster service, even if payment is required.