The fine folks at the BC Health Coalition have asked me to spread the word about an important workshop they’re hosting:
The British Invasion!
Would UK -style changes to our health care system benefit patients – or corporations?
Come help celebrate the launch of the BC Health Coalition’s Friends of Medicare Campaign!
Featuring: Dr. Jacky Davis, UK radiologist and founder of Keep Our NHS Public
Will McMartin, political commentator and contributor to The Tyee
Thursday, May 17, 2007
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Croation Cultural Centre, Auditorium One
3250 Commercial Drive (Google map)
Greg nails it at Sinister Thoughts:
the public system will be like a dragonfly in amber
Gorgeous. So the challenge is: who can express the problem with Ralph Klein’s health care approach even more pithily and at least as elegantly?
By way of Jim Elve, this little tidbit from the folks at Harpers.org:
Toyota announced that it would open a new $800 million plant in Ontario. The company turned down hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies in the United States because, when compared to Canadians, U.S. workers are too hard to train, often illiterate, and expensive to insure.
Seems that lower taxes, lax labour standards and more permissive environmental regulations plus more subsidy money on the table still can’t outweigh the benefits from investing in universal health care and quality public education.
Just something to remember the next time someone tells you that “socialized” medicine and education are holding Canada back in the global economy.
A blogger named Jonathan Ross at the BlogsCanada politics e-group suggests today that Roy Romanow has no business commenting on last week’s Supreme Court ruling on health care.