Speeches and Presentations

Healthcare in Canada needs governance – clear, determined leadership to pull its poorly coordinated elements together into a real system and put it on course to meet the needs of the 21st century, states a new C.D. Howe Institute Verbatim. In “WANTED: Leadership for Healthcare,” authors Don Drummond, Duncan Sinclair, David M.C. Walker and Christopher S. Simpson outline the necessary steps that leaders must take in revamping Canada’s healthcare system to make it more affordable and accessible for Canadians. 
Leading economist Don Drummond lays out “palatable” options to improve Canada’s healthcare system, with broad public support, in a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Therapy or Surgery? A Prescription for Canada’s Health System," Mr. Drummond, Senior Fellow at the Institute and the Matthews Fellow in Global Public Policy at Queen’s University, provides a diagnosis, prognosis and prescription for reform of the healthcare system, with a focus on Ontario.
Reforms to reduce the fiscal burden of Canada’s public healthcare costs should preserve the core value of equal access, while evolving away from universality, according to the author of the C.D. Howe Institute’s 2010 Benefactors Lecture, released today. In Critical Condition: A Historian’s Prognosis on Canada’s Aging Healthcare System, Michael Bliss, Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto, reviews the history of Canada’s healthcare system and draws lessons for future reforms.