With universal drug coverage, Canadians could save billions: study

With universal drug coverage, Canadians could save billions: study

Canadians and private drug-plan sponsors could save more than $4-billion a year if the federal government adopted universal coverage for a group of commonly prescribed essential medicines, according to a new analysis in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study, published Monday, used economic modelling to determine the government would have to spend an estimated…

Blame Canada? Small Victoria firm given credit for swaying voters in Brexit battle

Blame Canada? Small Victoria firm given credit for swaying voters in Brexit battle

Blame Canada, for Brexit? It turns out the real winner of Britain’s Brexit referendum last June wasn’t politicians like Boris Johnson or Nigel Farage who led the Vote Leave battle. It was Zack Massingham, a 34-year old, self-proclaimed technology nerd from Victoria. Mr. Massingham’s company, AggregateIQ, was instrumental in guiding the Vote Leave effort, so…

Buying new cars and trucks is killing our finances

Buying new cars and trucks is killing our finances

Personal finance blogger Robb Engen wonders how many families have two brand new vehicles worth $40,000 each or more sitting in the driveway that are leased or financed over five-plus years. Me, too. I’m a car guy who has owned vehicles ever since I was 16. Where other people notice houses as they drive through…

Feds lobby against Trump biometric border screening push

Feds lobby against Trump biometric border screening push

Canada has launched a behind-the-scenes lobbying campaign against a push by Donald Trump to subject all visitors to the United States to biometric screening – such as finger-printing, retina scans or facial recognition tests – upon both entry and exit. The U.S. President’s call for the stepped-up use of such technology, meant to monitor whether…