Ontario Health Minister doesn’t rule out some privatization of health care services

Ontario Health Minister doesn’t rule out some privatization of health care services

Paramedics prepare to transfer COVID-19 patient John Wylie, 76, from Brampton Civic Hospital, to Halton Health Care, on May 25.Fred Lum/the Globe and Mail Ontario’s Health Minister Sylvia Jones wouldn’t rule out privatization of health care services as an option to tackle the hospital staffing shortage that has shuttered emergency rooms in recent weeks. Asked … Read more

What the push for open banking could mean for your finances

What the push for open banking could mean for your finances

When Colin Deacon started his career as an investment adviser 40 years ago, he made a point of working with some of the smallest customers – those who’d typically be passed over by the financial services industry. His clients got financial and tax planning advice, help with their small business concerns and investing assistance – … Read more

Former Republicans and Democrats to form new third US political party

Former Republicans and Democrats to form new third US political party

Dozens of former Republican and Democratic officials will announce on Wednesday a new national political third party to appeal to millions of voters they say are dismayed with what they see as America’s dysfunctional two-party system. The new party, called Forward, will initially be co-chaired by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Christine Todd … Read more

Now We Know Why Jupiter Doesn’t Have Big, Glorious Rings Like Saturn

Now We Know Why Jupiter Doesn’t Have Big, Glorious Rings Like Saturn

Given its similarities to its neighbor, Saturn, it seems natural to ask why Jupiter doesn’t also have a magnificent, extensive system of visible rings. Alas, it’s not the reality. While Jupiter does have rings, they’re thin, tenuous, flimsy things of dust, visible only when back-lit by the Sun. According to new research, these discount rings … Read more

There Could Be Planets Orbiting Violent Dead Stars, And Now We Know How to Find Them

There Could Be Planets Orbiting Violent Dead Stars, And Now We Know How to Find Them

Have you heard of LU Camelopardalis, QZ Serpentis, V1007 Herculis, and BK Lyncis? No, they’re not members of a boy band in ancient Rome. They’re Cataclysmic Variables, binary stars that are so close together one star draws material from its sibling. This causes the pair to vary wildly in brightness. Can planets exist in this … Read more

The Mars Express Delivers Truly Epic Views of The Solar System’s Biggest Canyon

The Mars Express Delivers Truly Epic Views of The Solar System’s Biggest Canyon

The biggest known canyon in the Solar System is getting the star treatment in new images from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter. As it whooshed by in Martian orbit, the spacecraft captured a pair of gouges in the planet’s surface that make up part of the Valles Marineris, a system of canyons known … Read more

Premier Doug Ford set to give Toronto and Ottawa mayors veto powers through ‘super mayor’ system

Premier Doug Ford set to give Toronto and Ottawa mayors veto powers through ‘super mayor’ system

Ontario Premier Doug Ford, listens to Toronto Mayor John Tory during a joint press conference inside Queen’s Park in Toronto, Monday, June 27, 2022.Cole Burston/CP Toronto Mayor John Tory welcomed the prospect of gaining more authority, as the province is considering through introducing the so-called strong-mayor system, while critics warned that the city has recent … Read more

BC Court of Appeal to rule on private health care case

BC Court of Appeal to rule on private health care case

The Cambie Surgery Center in Vancouver, 2019.JONATHAN HAYWARD/The Canadian Press The BC Court of Appeal will decide Friday whether a lower court made legal errors in a landmark decision that upheld key components of the province’s public health care system and dismissed a challenge that critics charged would prioritize health care access based on ability … Read more

A Disturbing Shift Has Affected Earth’s Delicate Energy Balance, Scientists Report

A Disturbing Shift Has Affected Earth’s Delicate Energy Balance, Scientists Report

Our living planet is unique among all we’ve been able to explore in the Universe so far. From our axial tilt preventing too many temperature extremes, to our goldilocks zone position, life on Earth depends on many finely balanced, interwoven cycles that come together to produce the exact circumstances we need to thrive. One of … Read more

Canada’s stellar unemployment rate is a blessing for banks and the housing market – but no one seems to notice

Canada’s stellar unemployment rate is a blessing for banks and the housing market – but no one seems to notice

A customer enters a restaurant with help wanted signs on Nov. 17, 2021 in Laval, Que.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press A deluge of gloomy economic news is dominating headlines, and the prospect of a recession is on every central banker’s radar, but beneath it all an undeniably positive development is hiding in plain sight – one … Read more