Medicare: A People's Issue


“Every person, regardless of geographic location or economic circumstances, has a right to a uniformly high quality of medical services.”

~ Saskatchewan Government Brief to the
Royal Commission on Health Services
January, 1962

“The law was bad when it was passed. It was a bad law when you amended it. It will be a bad law after you make the changes you have proposed. It is bad because it is not acceptable to the citizens or to the doctors. If it is not acceptable, it cannot work.”

~ Keep Our Doctors Committee Chair
Rodney Thomson, to the Premier
17 July 1962

Saskatchewan and the Road to Medicare: 1905-1962

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