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CBC's Close-Up on the Saskatchewan doctors' strike, part 2

Since Tommy Douglas helped usher in Canada's medicare system in 1967, it has earned the envy of the international community. Many Canadians see free public health care as the hallmark of what Pierre Elliott Trudeau called "The Just Society." Yet, as the medicare debate has proven, it's a system that is not without its flaws or opponents.

The current affairs program looks deeper into the Saskatchewan doctors' strike.

Medium: Television
Program: Close-Up
Broadcast Date: July 22, 1962
Guest(s): E.W. Barootes, H.D. Dagleish, W.G. Davies, Tommy Douglas, Woodrow Lloyd, Ross Thatcher
Host: J. Frank Willis
Interviewer: Gary Maxwell
Reporter: Tom Koch
Duration: 25:34

Last updated: April 9, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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