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Supreme Court Showdown

January 22, 2014 - 03:00 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 spring or fall 2014, will likely end up in the Supreme Court of Canada, and may produce thedefining Charter interpretation that will apply across the country.…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

We risk losing Canadian Medicare as we know it

Constitutional Challenge to Medicare trial with start September 8, 2014. Dr. Brian Day, owner of Vancouver’s for-profit Cambie Surgery Centre and the leading proponent of privatized health care, has launched a constitutional challenge to break Medicare via the courts and establish a US-style system in Canada. Parties in the case are calling this the most significant constitutional challenge in Canadian history. …

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