Challenging Healthcare Monopoly: A look at the Implications of Chaoulli v. Quebec for Canada (John Carpay) (~20min) – December 14, 2012
Across Canada, provincial governments make it illegal for taxpayers to use their own after-tax dollars to buy private insurance for essential health services. While private health insurance is legal for vision care and dentistry, it’s illegal when it comes to cancer, heart disease, and debilitating back pain. Any health service deemed to be "essential" is forced into the government’s inefficient and unaccountable monopoly with its painful waiting lists. In Chaoulli v. Quebec, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that "Access to a waiting list is not access to health care." In Chaoulli, six Justices held that the ban on private health insurance violates the Charter section 7 right to life, liberty, and security of the person, but they were divided three-three as to whether the ban was justified. Carpay’s talk will examine the implications of this Supreme Court ruling for healthcare users in the rest of Canada.
Danielle Smith - Avoiding Greek Style Meltdowns (~55min) – November 30, 2010
Alberta Wildrose Alliance Leader Danielle Smith explores successful models of community-based compassion to square the circle of governments in fiscal crisis and individuals in need at Lunch on the Frontier in Winnipeg, November 22 , 2010.
Un-Equalization - David MacKinnon on The Agenda (~23min) – June 9, 2010
Chair of the Ontario Public Policy Institute and Frontier Senior Fellow David MacKinnon discusses how the federal equalization program damages Canada and Ontario. On TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin, broadcast June 8, 2010.
Euro-Canada Health Consumer Index 2008 - MPE Seminar MP3 (~15min) – January 27, 2008
Audio of Johan Hjertqvist, President of the Brussels-based Health Consumer Powerhouse and the Frontier Centre's Rebecca Walberg presentation to a Meeting for Policy Experts Seminar, Winnipeg, January 22, 2008. Includes questions and answers and an appearance by Manitoba Liberal Leader Jon Gerrard.
The Coming Healthcare Reform Revolution - Chaoulli Speech (~8min) – December 16, 2007
Dr. Jacques Chaoulli's remarks at Lunch on the Frontier, December 6, 2007, Winnipeg. Includes questions and answers.
Overhauling Manitoba’s Ailing Healthcare System (Jon Gerrard) (~14min) – December 2, 2007
Listen to speech remarks by Dr. Jon Gerrard, Leader, Liberal Party of Manitoba at Breakfast on the Frontier, November 7th, 2007 in Winnipeg
People-Centred Healthcare (Vaughan Glover Speech - mp3) (~10min) – November 13, 2007
Dr. Vaughan Glover, President, Canadian Association for People-Centred Health Lunch on the Frontier speech, October 31, 2007 in Winnipeg.
Eliminating the Wait (Rebecca Walberg) (~2min) – October 6, 2007
Health Policy Analyst Rebecca Walberg presents to the "Eliminatethe Wait" forum sponsored by the Manitoba Association of Healthcare Professionals, July 10, 2007 in Winnipeg. (10 minutes)
The Chaoulli Decision - John Carpay (MP3) (~12min) – February 26, 2007
The Chaoulli Decision - John Carpay – February 26, 2007