Monday, November 20th, 2017

We all know that health care doesn’t grow on trees. Falsely advertising Medicare as providing access to health care for all based on “need and not ability to pay” doesn’t change the underlying fact that medical goods and services cost money. Ironically, this single slogan has successfully swayed patients and doctors into buying socialized medicine. […]

A western lowland gorilla has his primary health care team at the Toronto Zoo to thank for finding him the best patient-centered care for his injured foot. Dr. Michael Bushuk, an orthopaedic surgeon from The Scarborough Hospital, performed Sadiki’s surgery on March 25, 2015. “This is a great example of the community coming together to […]

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 […]

Prohibited from purchasing private health insurance in Alberta, patients Darcy Allen and Richard Cross were forced to leave Canada to access medically necessary services in the United States. Both patients filed legal cases claiming the Alberta Government’s monopoly on health care infringes on their Charter “right to life, liberty and security of the person”. The […]

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 […]

Lois Sampson, founder of Seniors at Risk, is speaking out about some of the issues in long-term care homes in Canada. “There’s a strong sentiment towards animal cruelty but our seniors aren’t being treated as well as some animals,” says Lois. Politicians need to be better informed and individuals need to come forward and speak out. In […]

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 […]

We already know the Canadian health care system is failing. Medicare supporters will tell you it’s because we’re just not trying hard enough, but the same dismal results can be found in the government-run health care systems of other countries. It’s definitely time for a new approach. A few weeks ago the Health Care Innovation […]



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