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Michael Wolfson

Michael Wolfson is an expert adviser with EvidenceNetwork.ca and holds a Canada Research Chair in population health modelling/populomics at the University of Ottawa. He is a former assistant chief statistician at Statistics Canada, and has a PhD in economics from Cambridge.

Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | February 14, 2024
Canadian Armed Forces members help with meals and provide care to residents at the Grace Dart Extended Care Centre in Montreal, as part of Operation Laser on May 8, 2020. DND photograph by Cpl. Genevieve Beaulieu
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | February 14, 2024
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | February 14, 2024
Canadian Armed Forces members help with meals and provide care to residents at the Grace Dart Extended Care Centre in Montreal, as part of Operation Laser on May 8, 2020. DND photograph by Cpl. Genevieve Beaulieu
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | March 16, 2023
Canada's federal Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos, pictured Jan. 20, 2023, at a press conference on the Hill. Internationally, Canada spends more per capita on health care than many other OECD countries, but performs poorly, writes Michael Wolfson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | March 16, 2023
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | March 16, 2023
Canada's federal Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos, pictured Jan. 20, 2023, at a press conference on the Hill. Internationally, Canada spends more per capita on health care than many other OECD countries, but performs poorly, writes Michael Wolfson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | January 4, 2021
Federal health minister Patty Hajdu, pictured at a pandemic briefing. To ensure effective implementation of this monitoring solution, strong fiscal sanctions should be included if provinces do not co-operate, writes Michael Wolfson of the University of Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | January 4, 2021
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | January 4, 2021
Federal health minister Patty Hajdu, pictured at a pandemic briefing. To ensure effective implementation of this monitoring solution, strong fiscal sanctions should be included if provinces do not co-operate, writes Michael Wolfson of the University of Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | August 17, 2020
Once we have standardized individual-level data on COVID cases, including factors like age, sex, neighbourhood, other diseases, the individual’s household composition, race, hospitalization rates, disease severity, and deaths, as the U.K. has been able to do for 17 million of its residents in near real time, then Canada will be able to support far more sophisticated analysis and projections to deal with the current top pandemic issues—not least, whether to open bars or schools, writes Michael Wolfson. Photograph courtesy of Pexels
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | August 17, 2020
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | August 17, 2020
Once we have standardized individual-level data on COVID cases, including factors like age, sex, neighbourhood, other diseases, the individual’s household composition, race, hospitalization rates, disease severity, and deaths, as the U.K. has been able to do for 17 million of its residents in near real time, then Canada will be able to support far more sophisticated analysis and projections to deal with the current top pandemic issues—not least, whether to open bars or schools, writes Michael Wolfson. Photograph courtesy of Pexels
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | April 27, 2020
To be effective, an extraordinary and co-ordinated national effort is required, with much more extensive testing and real-time standardized reporting of results, from local, to provincial, to federal agencies. These data on the tests will be much more powerful for managing the pandemic if they also include pre-existing diseases and risk factors such as smoking, writes Michael Wolfson. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | April 27, 2020
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | April 27, 2020
To be effective, an extraordinary and co-ordinated national effort is required, with much more extensive testing and real-time standardized reporting of results, from local, to provincial, to federal agencies. These data on the tests will be much more powerful for managing the pandemic if they also include pre-existing diseases and risk factors such as smoking, writes Michael Wolfson. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | November 12, 2018
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, pictured. Michael Wolfson says Environment and Climate Change Canada should produce an interesting and engaging flow of statistical indicators—weather facts and images—that highlight climate changes that affect us, not just whether it will be warm and sunny tomorrow. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | November 12, 2018
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | November 12, 2018
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, pictured. Michael Wolfson says Environment and Climate Change Canada should produce an interesting and engaging flow of statistical indicators—weather facts and images—that highlight climate changes that affect us, not just whether it will be warm and sunny tomorrow. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | December 5, 2016
Donald Trump’s campaign, as inarticulate and venal as it was, tapped into important and deeply rooted realities, realities that may contain lessons for Canada too, writes Michael Wolfson. Screen capture courtesy of CNN
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | December 5, 2016
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON | December 5, 2016
Donald Trump’s campaign, as inarticulate and venal as it was, tapped into important and deeply rooted realities, realities that may contain lessons for Canada too, writes Michael Wolfson. Screen capture courtesy of CNN