Tues. July 19, 2016 — Healthcare – 1962 Sask Doctor Strike – Elimination of BC MSP Premiums

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Protesting the implementation of medicare, July 11, 1962. Saskatchewan Archives Board R-A12109-4
Protesting the implementation of medicare, July 11, 1962.











  • 3:45 Min Mark – Intro – plus today’s top news headlines: from local to global current affairs — radio news roundup you won’t hear anywhere else.
  • 20 Min Mark – In July of 1962 Saskatchewan doctors went on strike as to prevent Medicare’s introduction by Tommy Douglas. Their resistance is part of why we never got part 2 of the Tommy Douglas vision –  a national pharmaceutical program. We discuss this with Joey Hartman, Activist, Labour Historian & President of the Vancouver and District Labour Council.
  • 38 Min Mark – The Medical Services Plan premium is BC’s most regressive tax, meaning that it consumes a bigger share of income for lower-income people than for higher-income people. A new report looks at why the MSP Premium should eliminated and what should replace it. Iglika Ivanova – Economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.


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