PETERS- It’s been a great week for the public health system in Canada (really)

(Image: CFJC Today)

IT’S BEEN A GREAT WEEK for the public health system in Canada. No, really.

On Thursday, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled against a Vancouver clinic trying to offer wealthy patients a fast track to health care.

Justice John Steeves found Dr. Brian Day’s clinic offering patients a chance to pay to skip the lines would, in fact, result in damage to the universal healthcare system.

Defenders of the Canadian system said Day’s philosophy flew in the face of the values the Canadian system was founded upon.

On the same day, B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix was asked why Canada has done so well compared to the United States in suppressing the spread of COVID-19.

Dix responded that Canada’s public healthcare system plays a big part in that.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.


About Mel Rothenburger (9052 Articles) is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: