Doug Taylor is a retired communications officer with the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union. He is collaborating with Lorne Brown on a book commemorating the 50th anniversary of medicare in Saskatchewan. Doug also blogs at medicare50years.blogspot.com.
Fifty years after the birth of medicare, Canada’s health care system is again under threat
In the summer of 1962, Saskatchewan was beset by a doctors’ strike intent on preserving physician privileges and opposing public health care. Fifty years later, Canada’s medicare system is again under threat.