Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Saskatchewan Doctors Strike - CBC 1962

CBC Archives
Broadcast Date: July 1, 1962

July 1, 1962: Saskatchewan's Medical Care Act becomes law. However, taking advantage of the public health scheme proves difficult since most of Saskatchewan's MDs have responded by going on strike.

With Cold War tensions approaching their climax in October's Cuban Missile Crisis, this showdown between the CCF's socialist ideals and the individual rights the doctors say they are defending puts Saskatchewan on front pages throughout the Western world.

Click HERE to watch the CBC's coverage.

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