OPSEU Diablogue: Two-tier “Alberta Chaoulli” goes down to defeat in courts

The so-called “Alberta Chaoulli” challenge to single-tier health care has been defeated in the courts. The Ultra-Conservative Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedom (JCCF) had sponsored two cases in that province that suggested Canada’s single tier health system represented a monopoly … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: When the shift hits the fan

Dr. Danielle Martin has practically catalogued the various attacks on Canada’s Medicare system over the last two decades. The Chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare says that while the arguments continually “shift,” the prescription from the right is always the … Continue reading →

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Why and how the Wildrose ‘wait time guarantee’ adds up to two-tier health care

Don’t expect the quality of health care in Alberta to improve because of a “wait-time guarantee” – unless you can pay. If you, dear reader, are one of the thousands of Albertans who has come to the conclusion the Wildrose Party’s health care wait-time guarantee sounds like a pretty good idea, there may be some ...