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18 Jun 2018
Jun
18
At the heart of health care are face-to-face interactions between health professionals and their patients and families. That is what makes it the ultimate “bricks and mortar” industry. Health care continues to be defined by visits to hospitals and doctors’ offices and now, increasingly, by time spent waiting in hallways. Answering health care’s challenges in the 21st century will not be achieved by having more 20th century doctor’s offices and hospitals. It will come from modernizing our system through the use of new digital tools and integrating them into the day-to-day work of caring for patients. In our C.D. Howe Institute paper, “Modernizing Canada’s Healthcare System Through the Virtualization of Services,” we discuss how...
01 Jun 2018
Jun
01
The Trump administration’s announcement of punitive tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum means we’re into a full-blown economic and political war with the Americans. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s tough statement Thursday afternoon that these tariffs are unacceptable and an affront to all Canadians is unprecedented for its direct and unrestrained criticism of an American president and his administration by any Canadian leader. In answering the press, Mr. Trudeau said that President Donald Trump’s actions represent a “turning point” in Canada-U.S. relations. The descent into full-scale economic warfare with the Americans had been evident for some time, notwithstanding overly optimistic comments by some observers dismissing Mr....
31 May 2018
May
31
Which is the most innovative city in Canada? You might be surprised to know that Calgary has now taken the lead on that front, as measured by one of the most common ways of gauging innovation — patents. Calgary has now surpassed the likes of Ottawa and Waterloo in terms of patents per capita. And yet, the Alberta city's rise has happened without the fanfare that accompanied the ascent of the country's previous tech hubs in Ontario. This is the untold story of how Calgary quietly rose to become Canada's innovation leader. It's a story that doesn't have a central character. Unlike the tech booms of the past, there's no Blackberry or Nortel dominating the scene. Rather, it's a multitude of players in the oil and gas industry...

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