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ISBN: 9781459411135-10

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Canadian Dimension and the Great Canadian Health Care Debate

From: Canada Since 1960: A People's History


The take-away message from half a century of CD articles on both medicare and health is that, at the end of the day, the story of health is largely the story of status, equality and social justice. In the domain of both health care and public health there remains a vital and continuing battle to be fought.



Arthur Schafer

Arthur Schafer is Founding Director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of Manitoba. He is also a Professor in the Department of Philosophy and served as Head of the Section of Bio-Medical Ethics in the university’s Faculty of Medicine. He has published widely in the fields of moral, social, and political philosophy, is National Research Associate of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and has written dozens of articles for The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, The Winnipeg Free Press, The Medical Post and The Sunday Times (London). Schafer has also appeared frequently in the media, on both radio and television.