Discussion Questions

  1. Why were some doctors and hospitals opposed to the new community clinics in Saskatchewan?
  2. In what ways did the Great Depression influence activists involved in the movement for a public medicare system?
  3. In what ways did the Cold War shape the debate over medicare?
  4. How did electoral losses in the late 1950s and early 1960s influence the development of a medicare policy in the Liberal Party?
  5. What factors influenced the cabinet disagreements over the implementation of a national medicare program?
  6. Why were the debates over public pensions so consequential for the development of medicare in Canada?
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