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Call for ideas


 

Bruce Anderson wonders if a massive health care crisis might change the current leadership paradigm.

With health and pension reform, there will be political winners and losers. Often in the past, losers have been those who tried to tackle hot issues, and were scalded. Winners were those who stood back and attacked initiative, finding its weakest point and decrying change, while not necessarily offering an alternative. This may continue to be the pattern for some time, but not forever. At some point the craving for solutions will become too strong, and the leader who presents powerful new ideas with persuasive skill, has a chance to create massive and longstanding competitive advantage for their party.


 

Call for ideas

  1. "…the leader who presents powerful new ideas with persuasive skill, has a chance to create massive and longstanding competitive advantage for their party."

    I'm in complete agreement. I just wish it were even worth mentioning solving the crisis as a possible motivation for a leader.

  2. "…the leader who presents powerful new ideas with persuasive skill, has a chance to create massive and longstanding competitive advantage for their party."

    I'm in complete agreement. I just wish it were even worth mentioning solving the crisis as a possible motivation for a leader.

  3. It isn't like health care reform isn't ever discussed in Canada, the real problem is so many pundits frame the issue as either private or public, when the problem in private, public and mixed systems is the lack of accountability, to the patient, to the funder, to the public.

    Rehashing the fight for Medicare over and over gets in the way of discussion about pragmatic alternatives for funding mechanisms, for patient-centered care, and for shiftin resources toward illness prevention and good disease management (all those boomers with all that chronic disease).

  4. Anderson – a Reformer, is looking for an excuse to bring in US like health care.

  5. Sadly Liberals like Chretien and Martin killed any chance of having a normal debate about health care. Their reach was even devastating in Alberta. They totally salted the earth. Political parties just won't go there now..

  6. Whoops, your right Aaron – wrong Bruce Anderson – sorry.

    Sigh and yawn – Mark – Cons blaming everyone else for everything – no reason why Harper couldn't bring it up except he's scared to.

    • Umm! That was kind of my point. Indeed he is scared and wants to win elections.

  7. I thought Paul Martin said he fixed health care for a generation.

    Or was that just your usual Liberal hyperbole like signing Kyoto and then doing nothing to implement it.

    • strong contribution to the "call for ideas" Jarrid. to be fair Aaron did not specify which ideas he was calling for.

  8. Dear Jarrid – you conveniently forget the "Fix" that Harris, Eves and various nonentities like Wilson, Witmar and Clement did to the system – which is DELIVERED at the provincial level!
    Took Smitherman and now Caplan 5 years to haul us out of that mess – which included the SSHA Agency which THE TORIES set up – at arms length – half governed by the Docs – OMA – and Hospitals – OHA!
    No beds, no nurses, no doctors – just Hospitals shut down!
    Ah – now you remember!
    No more Neocon Health experiments – Puleez!

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