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Dr. Brian Day, seen in his office at the Cambie Surgery Centre in Vancouver on Aug. 31, 2016, is leading a constitutional challenge to B.C.’s restrictions on access to private health care. Darryl Dyck/CP

Private medicine in Canada is going through a battle which is led by Dr. Brian Day of Vancouver in the case of Cambie Surgeries Corporation against British Columbia. This is established as a heroic struggle that has led to the improvement of Canada’s health care system for many years. In fact, it instituted the plaintiff company and is one of the largest private medical facilities in Canada.

According to Day, private clinics perform more than 60,000 operations in BC and save the provincial government $ 300 million each year. Day dismisses the government’s arguments of the need for uniform treatment as a piffle.

What does Day detect in the medical system?

For his part, Dr. Brian Day is a native of Liverpool who later moved to Canada in 1973 and became a leading orthopedic surgeon to the point that in 2006 he became the president of the Canadian Medical Association. The renowned Day currently detects failures of the Canadian health care system to the Canadian Health Act of Pierre Trudeau and Monique Bégin in 1984, which greatly discourages private healthcare payments by withholding an equivalent amount of federal transfers of cash to the provinces.

Similarly, Day has now become the main spokesperson across the country to reverse the ban on private medicine. As a consultant to the Romanow Commission in 2009, it seeks a multiparty consensus on the repeal of the Health Act of Canada, the implementation of private sector efficiencies, competition, choice, responsibility, and the introduction of user fees. they can pay for them in a mixed public-private system and a strong reduction in the influence of public sector health unions.

On the other hand, the federal government’s share of medical expenses has been reduced to around 22 percent, so their ability to enforce their will has decreased somewhat. It has already been transformed into a porous system. The Supreme Court of Canada in the decision of Chaoulli in 2005 confirmed the right of Quebec, under the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms of Quebec, based on the assignment of property and civil rights of the Laws of the Constitution of North America and the Constitutional Laws of Quebec to resist the federal ban on private health insurance.

Source: Conrad Black | National Post

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