CANZUK: A cure for our healthcare challenges?


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  1. Yasin Miar

    This means to have all healthcare workers an ability to move among the four countries and be able to work just with a job offer. No pre-requisite of LMIA for work permit and more. This is incredible as the health standards are comparable in CANZUK region.

  2. Russell Johnson

    I hope this one day becomes a reality and not just a pipe-dream. I have a Canadian mother and a British father so I am somewhat biased. I would go further than just free trade and movement agreement, I would ultimately like to see total unification. Possibly that could and should spread to all like minded countries, with freedom of movement at its core. Crazy! Once there where no countries or passports and we lived in caves or mud huts. We all breath the same air and live on the same planet, so why do we put up these barriers and guard our boarders? Fear! Yes, I know all the political reasons, but it would take a truly brave person with foresight to advocate this type of change, but just imagine the kind of future our children might have. The chance of confrontation reduces, the more we integrate, because we become more tolerant with each other and have more in common. Imagine a time when we where truly free to travel and live where we wanted to.

  3. ed bernacki

    I lived in NZ, Au and Canada while specializing in organizational innovation. This is an interesting idea. On returning to Canada after 25 years, I realized ‘we’ are fixated on the USA in most aspects of life. In that relationship, we are the little brother (or sister). This means Canadians do not think of countries like NZ or AU as innovators in many fields. While health care is different in each country is similar (AU and NZ try to manage public and private systems), the use of non-medical interventions in NZ and AU to stop Covid was world class. Ontario clearly did not learn enough about their tactics to stop Covid. There is a bigger issue here as well. NZ saw that Covid was not just a medical challenge, it was a behavioural change challenge. NZ Police stepped up to use its social media expertise to create a communication channel unlike anything in Canada. Imagine if Canada hired Schitts Creek to create 20 videos over several months on wearing masks, distancing, shopping, etc. NZ used comedy actors to do this. In terms of the UK, you would like find that many AU and NZ nurses already work there on a Commonwealth arrangement for people in their twenties. One of the nurses that helped the UK Prime Minister with Covid was Australian. From a business perspective, NZ and AU could also teach Canada a great deal about agricultural innovation, design and style.

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