Signing a health agreement with Ottawa: which province is next?

By Richard Forbes. It was supposed to have been healthcare's "fix for a generation" or so the prime minister, then Paul Martin, had said. Nothing could have characterized the Martin government better than the loose jaw-jaw, full of indecision, contradiction and publicity, which bore his Health Accord in the fall of 2004 - the product … Continue reading Signing a health agreement with Ottawa: which province is next?

Behold, scandals as lame as they come

By Richard Forbes. Members gathered on the hill this week to resume their time-honoured tradition of slagging each other with the new fall sitting of parliament; it was a slow, humdrum performance on the part of those involved, with most of the opposition's distinguished critics having being relegated to the backbenches as they seek to win … Continue reading Behold, scandals as lame as they come