No doubt you are well aware of the case of the BC Private Clinics Legal Attack on Medicare which will be coming to court in Sept 2014. The United Church is a strong supporter of universal and affordable health care and sees this case as a significant constitutional challenge. The BC Health Coalition, along with Canadian Doctors for Medicare, have obtained intervenor status in this case.
Given that the Canadian government is not planning to renew the Health Accord with the provinces this year, we need to act. Our UCC partner, the Canadian Health Coalition, is also involved and, with them, we will be sending out more action opportunities in the future.