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Planning for the Next Pandemic: Defining the Federal Role in Public Health Emergencies

Kumanan Wilson and Harvey Lazar drafted this paper in the wake of the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak in 2003, at a time when concerns over a potential avian flu outbreak loomed large. The authors suggest the handling of the SARS crisis, from a federal government perspective, revealed flaws in the Government of Canada’s response to public health emergencies.
http://www.irpp.org/pm/archive/pmvol6no5.pdf

Three Choices for the Future of Medicare

Gregory Marchildon examines what he considers three choices for the future of medicare: 1) the status quo: death by stealth; 2) tax transfer: death by execution; and 3) Ottawa as a real partner in medicare.
http://www.caledoninst.org/Publications/PDF/466ENG%2Epdf