Canadian health care system

How the Canadian health care system works, what people north of the border want to change about access to and delivery of health care. Also, VEDA makes loans available to dairy farmers in distress.

Exhibit marks Champlain exploration

Vermont’s neighbor to the north is celebrating a very big birthday this year. Quebec City is 400. From Washington, Elizabeth Wynne Johnson has this story about the 17th Century French explorer who founded the city, and his legacy on both sides of the US-Canada border.

Midday Newscast: December 9, 2008

Congressman Peter Welch says he’s likely to support a limited bailout package for the auto industry; Quebec voters returned the Liberal Party to power in provincial elections yesterday; more…

Midday Newscast: July 2, 2008

Green Mountain Power promotes solar system usage; a contingent of Vermonters is in Quebec City to help commemorate the 400th anniversary of its founding. Vermonters can apply for emergency unemployment benefits soon; the Douglas administration says it can cut 150 government positions without harming public programs.

Canada’s apology to native people

Residential schools were part of Canada’s effort to force native Indians to assimilate. We learn about the painful legacy of these schools in Quebec, and what this week’s formal apology from Prime Minister Stephan Harper means to native communities.