An outspoken critic of Canada's health care system has been elected to lead the Canadian Medical Association, according to a conservative commentary published in World Net Daily.
Readers here may recall my repeated comments some days and weeks ago that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper may have a secret agenda to destroy that country's publicly subsidized system. That agenda -- assuming that it exists -- may take the form of death by a thousand cuts, introduced soothingly as an attempt to provide a mere alternative to public health care.
Dr. Brian Day, the incoming CMA president, "hastens" to say that he does not want to "dismantle" the existing public health care system, but merely provide -- presumably those who are capable of paying -- a private alternative, according to the article.
Incidentally, both Harper and Day are from the Canadian West. And, I wonder if Brian Day is any relation to Stockwell Day, one of the original leaders of the former Canadian Alliance Party whose members now largely control the Conservative Party of Canada. It may be just a coincidence.
[Edited 2006-08-26 13:18:12]