Archive for July, 2004

Making Alberta conservative again

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004

Alberta conservatism exhausted? This may seem odd to many, but it’s a key premise underlying the budding political career of F.L. (Ted) Morton, prominent member of the “Calgary School” of political thought, co-author of the infamous Firewall Letter, until recently one of Alberta’s two unofficially elected senators and, latterly, provincial PC candidate and possible heir [...]

A Swiss lesson in health reform

Thursday, July 22nd, 2004

As Ujjal Dosanjh, the newly minted federal Health Minister, girds his socialist loins for the battle against private health care delivery, we offer this advice: To prevent facts from threatening to subvert your dogma, avoid Switzerland. Avoid it like a planeload of SARS carriers. Because in Switzerland, people buy their own health insurance, private clinics [...]