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Supreme Court Showdown

January 22, 2014 - 04:00 pm

Parties in the case are calling it the most significant constitutional challenge in Canadian history. In2009 Dr. Brian Day, owner of Vancouver's for-profit Cambie Surgery Centre and leading proponent offor-profit health care, launched a constitutional challenge that could erase the foundation of CanadianMedicare as we know it—a health care system based on need, not ability to pay. The challenge is set togo to trial spring or fall 2014, will likely end up in the Supreme Court of Canada, and may produce the…Read More

Home Support Forum

February 6, 2014 - 07:00 pm

Join us at a community forum to discuss BC Ombudsperson Kim Carter’s comprehensive recommendations for improving quality, accessibility, and accountability in BC’s home and community care system. Ms. Carter’s recommendations were released February 14, 2012 as part of her second and final report on her province-wide investigation into “systemic issues” in seniors care in BC.  In the almost two years since the report was released the government has yet to fully implement one of the recommendations.…Read More

Supreme Court Showdown

February 26, 2014 - 04:00 pm

Parties in the case are calling it the most significant constitutional challenge in Canadian history. In 2009 Dr. Brian Day, owner of Vancouver’s for-profit Cambie Surgery Centre and leading proponent of for-profit health care, launched a constitutional challenge that could erase the foundation of Canadian Medicare as we know it – a health care system based on need, not ability to pay. The challenge is set to go to trial next year, will likely end up in the Supreme Court of Canada, and may produce the defining Charter interpretation that will apply across the country.…Read More

Supreme Court Showdown UVIC

March 27, 2014 - 04:00 pm

Parties in the case are calling it the most significant constitutional challenge in Canadian history. In 2009 Dr. Brian Day, owner of Vancouver’s for-profit Cambie Surgery Centre and leading proponent of for-profit health care, launched a constitutional challenge that could erase the foundation of Canadian Medicare as we know it – a health care system based on need, not ability to pay. The challenge is set to go to trial in September 2014, will likely end up in the Supreme Court of Canada, and may produce the defining Charter interpretation that will apply across the country.…Read More

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