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.
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.