False positive: private profit in Canada's health care: Canada Health Act used in Zombie Defence of For-Profit Health Care

Andrew Duffy, in an article syndicated by Postmedia, made the logical equivalent of mixing metaphors when he used the Canada Health Act (CHA) to legitimize the use of private clinics. The result, as with mixed metaphors, is a “head-scratching” argument in favour of Centric’s takeover of the Shouldice Clinic. Duffy uses a confidential government manual ...

False positive: private profit in Canada's health care: Public Interest Duty Should Stop Shouldice Sale

Can Ontario’s Minister of Health, Deb Mathews, stop the transfer of the Shouldice Clinic to the health care conglomerate, Centric?  Absolutely, it is within her powers under the Private Hospitals Act: as a friend of mine said, “they wrote better laws 50 years ago.” The Private Hospitals Act mandates that the Minister stop the transfer of ...

OPSEU Diablogue: Bad week for private companies mining for profits in health care

This hasn’t been a good week for private companies mining big profits in Canada’s health system. Quebec police are probing a hospital private-public partnership deal awarded to SNC Lavalin Group Inc according to the Globe and Mail. Police raids took place … Continue reading →