The glue that was the strongest cement that bound Canada together was Canada’s much ballyhooed national healthcare program that promised the best healthcare to all Canadians at no charge.
We in Canada liked to say that all Canadians regardless of our wealth were equals when it came to receiving the best healthcare on the planet.
Officially, Canadian healthcare is universally accessible to all Canadians and fully transportable to all Canadians within the boundary and borders of Canada.
The Canadian Healthcare Act is really the Canada-Quebec Healthcare Act, created by the federal Liberal government of Lester B Pearson in 1965, and was NEVER transportable across Canada because Quebec opted out of the transportability portion of the system.
Also: Quebec, unlike most of the other provinces of Canada offers “private” for pay medical services such as radiology tests, certain types of surgeries and others. All of which flies in the face of the federal guidelines for Canada’s Healthcare system.
The Supreme Court of Canada just ruled this past week (4-3) that Canada’s healthcare system can not be allowed to deprive Canadians from needed medical attention because the system is too bogged down.
Typical of the Supreme Court of Canada, they ruled against the “system”, but they also provided a non-resolution.
All they had to do was say that the current system does not work. And until it does, people should be able to seek healthcare remedies wherever necessary at the cost of the responsible government(s).
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