Canada ranks 11th out of 15 countries in MLI’s comprehensive COVID Misery Index

Note: The Misery Index has been updated. The analysis and data in this press release is relevant to the initial Index, which launched March 8th, and may not remain completely reflective of the Index beyond that date. The original Misery Index as it appeared on March 8th can be viewed here, and the most recent… Continue reading Canada ranks 11th out of 15 countries in MLI’s comprehensive COVID Misery Index

Why Canadians should be concerned about Americans buying our drugs: New MLI Paper

OTTAWA, ON (November 2, 2020): The drama of the upcoming American election continues to fascinate Canadians. However, a key election issue that could have a serious impact on Canadians’ own health and wellbeing has gone largely unnoticed. An old idea for addressing America’s perceived problem of high-priced prescription drugs is back in a big way.… Continue reading Why Canadians should be concerned about Americans buying our drugs: New MLI Paper

COVID-19 Highlights Weaknesses in Canada’s System for New Medicines: MLI report by Rawson and Adams

OTTAWA, ON (June 18, 2020): The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed numerous weaknesses in Canadian health care, and as the world races for new treatments and vaccines, it shows Canada’s system for accessing new drugs in a particularly harsh light. A new MLI report by authors Nigel Rawson and John Adams calls on the federal government… Continue reading COVID-19 Highlights Weaknesses in Canada’s System for New Medicines: MLI report by Rawson and Adams

Confusion Over Who is Responsible is Harming Medicare: New MLI study by Dr. Shawn Whatley

OTTAWA, ON (August 19, 2019): In a study released today by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Munk Senior Fellow and former Ontario Medical Association president Dr. Shawn Whatley calls for a national discussion about the level of government responsible for health care in this country, and proposes reforms that make political decision-makers more accountable to patients and… Continue reading Confusion Over Who is Responsible is Harming Medicare: New MLI study by Dr. Shawn Whatley

The Past, Present, and Future of Ottawa’s Role in Health Care: New MLI Report

OTTAWA, ON (August 16, 2018):  Although most Canadians tend to think of health care as being a responsibility of the provinces and territories, the federal government has slowly yet steadily intruded on provincial jurisdiction when it comes to health. With the federal Department of Health centenary in 2019, now is the time to re-examine the… Continue reading The Past, Present, and Future of Ottawa’s Role in Health Care: New MLI Report

Planned Changes to Drug Pricing Could Have Serious Economic and Health Consequences: MLI study

OTTAWA, ON (Feb. 8, 2018): A little discussed federal government plan to reduce prices for new drugs must be re-examined to consider the impact on public access to medication and one of Canada’s largest innovative industries, Wayne Critchley, Executive Director of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) from 1990 to 2005, and Munk Senior Fellow… Continue reading Planned Changes to Drug Pricing Could Have Serious Economic and Health Consequences: MLI study

New MLI study finds Canada’s aging demographics will place major pressure on health care system

OTTAWA, ON (Dec. 14, 2017): With an inexorable demographic crunch coming for provincial and territorial budgets, those gathered at this week’s finance ministers’ meeting should have focused on Canada’s aging population and its dramatic effects on the future of health care, Munk Senior Fellow Sean Speer stated today. The Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s latest study, Running out… Continue reading New MLI study finds Canada’s aging demographics will place major pressure on health care system

Injecting more choice for Canadians on health care: MLI paper by Mark Ronayne and Richard Audas

Greater competition – not more money – can help fix an expensive and underperforming health care system OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2016 – A little competition can be a good thing, particularly when it comes to Canadian health care. A new paper from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute makes the case for using competition to improve an expensive… Continue reading Injecting more choice for Canadians on health care: MLI paper by Mark Ronayne and Richard Audas

Fixing the holes in Canada’s leaky health care system: MLI paper by Sean Speer and Ian Lee

MLI paper offers solutions for making Canada’s health care system more equitable and sustainable OTTAWA, July 19, 2016 – Canada’s much-celebrated health-care system is failing to live up to the lofty principles of universality for which it aspires, a new paper from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute finds. Authors Sean Speer and Ian Lee find Canada’s single-payer… Continue reading Fixing the holes in Canada’s leaky health care system: MLI paper by Sean Speer and Ian Lee

Forget the States – Asia holds lessons for Canadian health-care: MLI Report

New MLI study shows how Canada could learn from Japan, Korea and Taiwan as it seeks to reform its health-care system OTTAWA, April 30, 2015 – For too long Canadians have assumed that reforming Canada’s health-care system will lead a system that’s almost identical to the United States’ poorly-performing model. But there are lessons to… Continue reading Forget the States – Asia holds lessons for Canadian health-care: MLI Report