Private Health Care in Canada
Good news for Canadians (or at least Quebecers) in that their Supreme Court today struck down a law forbidding private health care -- deciding that doing so would be a violation of Quebec's charter of rights. Of course it says a lot about the country that this could even be an issue...
P.S. It is always funny to me to see quotes about the "free" or "fair" health care system, followed by the seemingly unrelated observation that there exist chronic shortages and huge waiting lines, as exemplified in a paragraph from the link above:
"But the universal health-care system — while considered one of the fairest in the world — has been plagued by long waiting lists and a lack of doctors, nurses and new equipment. Some patients wait years for surgery, MRI machines are scarce and many Canadians travel to the United States for medical treatment."