Saskatchewan residents are not only celebrating Canada Day on July 1st, but are also marking the 50th anniversary of the first public health care program in North America.
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Today marks the 50th anniversary of medicare in Saskatchewan.
Public health care systems were eventually adopted by every province, but they weren't popular with everyone in Saskatchewan on July 1st, 1962.
More than 600 doctors walked off the job in a strike that lasted 23 days.
July has been declared medicare month in Saskatchewan.