Canadians pay 16 to 40 per cent more for drugs than the average of industrialized countries. A national Pharmacare program would save Canada over $10 billion a year on its $25-billion drug bill.
Ralph Surette is a veteran freelance journalist living in Yarmouth County.
The NDP is actually doing quite well in Nova Scotia, getting its act together and digging in after a shaky first year.
Watch the New Brunswick election for an eye-opener. Thanks to continuous tax cuts, which are great for shoppers but not great for debt, New Brunswick's finances are spiralling out of control.
The way I figure it, we're waiting for the Harper government to finally shoot itself in the head after shooting itself in the foot roughly every three months.
I've been visiting a neighbour this summer: Robert Manuge, a name at the centre of a defining epoch in Nova Scotian economic history.
We should ban these outside energy experts. Every time one shows up at a Utility and Review Board hearing to remind us how muddled our energy practices are, it makes us look bad.
The proposal for a new convention centre complex in downtown Halifax has been delivered, and government is chewing over the implications.
It's nearly high noon over the treetops in Nova Scotia, and the heat is rising. The NDP government is putting the final touches on a new forest strategy.
Health Minister Maureen MacDonald says things are moving forward and she declares herself optimistic.
The Liberals win byelections in Yarmouth and Glace Bay with bright young fellows. Is something going on in our politics? The Liberals on the march, perhaps, against a fading NDP?