As private health care court case ends, future of medicare hangs in the balance

Public health care is one of Canada’s greatest achievements. But our most-cherished social program is under threat.

A group of plaintiffs led by Dr. Brian Day, CEO of the for-profit Cambie Surgeries Corporation, is challenging the constitutionality of key provisions of B.C.’s Medicare Protection Act, which protects our universal health care system. The long, costly trial is expected to end this week with closing arguments.
See HSA President and Canadian Health Professionals Secretariat co-chair Val Avery's opinion editorial in The Tyee.