Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Back in 1962, Saskatchewan patients and doctors rose up to defend their individual freedom against socialism’s stealthy constitutional attack. In the end, legislation passed forcing them to surrender their freedom to government control and the doctor/patient relationship became a prisoner to the socialist philosophy. Across Canada, there is a constant barrage of constitutional attacks by political […]

I don’t know why pain and suffering are part of our human condition. I do know that as individuals each of us is “a unique, unrepeatable being” which means that pain and suffering will manifest itself differently in each of our lives. I’m told my grandmother had a saying “If we all put our problems […]

Residents in Alberta can purchase private health insurance for medical services for their dogs, but it remains a crime to purchase it for themselves or members of their family. On March 31, 2014 an Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench judge dismissed a Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms challenge brought forward by patient Darcy Allen. […]

The room is filled with law students. I take a seat at one of the long tables. Today’s public presentation at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law is called A Constitutional Right to Private Health Care? Darcy Allen is here to tell us why he is legally challenging the Alberta Government’s monopoly on health […]

Two patient cases challenging the Alberta government’s monopoly on health care will be heard at the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in Calgary on June 25, 2013. I’m making the trip from Saskatchewan to Alberta because I want to hear firsthand the government’s argument for upholding legislation that prohibits individuals from acting in the best interest […]

Today our health care remains a hostage of politicians and bureaucrats who use it as a bargaining tool for elections and contract negotiations. It was an easy take; we gave up our freedom for the promised security of Medicare. We allowed a government social program to transform the work of doctors and the health of […]

If you’re a drug addict who wants a clean needle and a supervised injection site where you can shoot up your body with drugs; you have Insite in British Columbia. If you’re a prostitute who wants the security of a house from which to sell your body for sex; you’ll soon have brothels in Ontario. […]

A year after the death of her mother Frances, Mimi and Blake found that many of their questions were left unanswered and their concerns about the pitfalls of Manitoba’s Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) dismissed. They soon realized that a twofold approach would be needed to achieve their goals of finding answers and improving the […]

People from countries around the world gathered in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2002 to advocate for the right of individuals to access information held by government and for greater government transparency. Their efforts are now internationally recognized on Right to Know Day held annually on September 28th. Canada is celebrating Right to Know Day as part […]

A new piece of legislation aimed at improving the quality of patient care in Ontario received Royal Assent on June 8th. The Excellent Care for All Act, 2010 comes into law as the province is desperately trying to contain its escalating health care costs in an effort to reduce its $21 billion dollar deficit. The title […]



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