OF INTEREST: Canada’s Medicare Bubble

By | October 17th, 2011|Op-ed|

Readers in Atlantic Canada may be alarmed to learn that, when all federal transfers are excluded from the calculation, government health care spending currently consumes 87.7 percent of all “own source” revenue in Nova Scotia; 74.2 percent in New Brunswick; 65.5% in Prince Edward Island, and 60.3% in Newfoundland & Labrador. This piece asks very simply - is this sustainable?