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Major update: The B.C. Supreme Court just rejected Dr. Brian Day’s request for a taxpayer-funded lawsuit that would pave the way for the privatization of our healthcare system in Canada!

Now, Dr. Profit's going to have to pay out of his own pocket to fund his shameful attempt to force for-profit, U.S-style health care in Canada.

Canadian SumOfUs members like you were critical in this fight so far. You chipped in thousands of dollars to hire top lawyers to take on Dr. Profit’s lawyers. Tens of thousands of you signed petitions telling him to drop his lawsuit, and you even showed up to our major press conference at the courthouse during the first week of the trial to make sure the Canadian news outlets covered this case.

This is a blow to Dr. Profit -- but the fight isn’t over yet.

Will you help us get to 50,000 signatures asking Dr. Brian Day to drop his dangerous lawsuit?

Thanks for all that you do,

Emma, Angus, and the rest of the SumOfUs team

My mother is a breast cancer survivor, and she owes her life to Canada’s public health care system. Now, thanks to a reckless court challenge, our public system has never been in greater danger.

Dr. Brian Day -- or “Dr. Profit” -- has launched a constitutional challenge that would open the door to a US-style system and its insurance companies. Will you stand up for Canadian public health care?

Sign the petition

Original email from 2016:

Public health care is under attack. SumOfUs members have come forward in a HUGE way to raise thousands of dollars to defend it in the courts -- and we need your help again now to stand up for people over profits and save it.

This campaign couldn't be more personal. My mother is a breast cancer survivor. She received some of the best treatment and attention in the world under Canada’s health care system -- and never had to spend a dime to get it. And this legal challenge could put that all in jeopardy.

Dr. Brian Day, better known as “Dr. Profit,” has launched a reckless challenge to the B.C. Supreme Court aimed at allowing for-profit, U.S-style delivery of medically necessary services.

Thanks to the incredible support of SumOfUs members, we’re getting ready to hold a major press conference at the courthouse next week -- and we need your help to deliver a stack of petitions fatter than Dr. Day's profits.

Stand up for our health care system. Tell Dr. Brian Day to drop his dangerous and spurious lawsuit.

We know there’s room for improvement in our public health care system. But privatization is not the answer. Moving towards for-profit health care has been proven to increase costs, reduce safety, lengthen wait times and destabilize the public system.

Yet Dr. Day has been fighting to dismantle the Canadian public health care system for years. He barely lost the election to head the Doctors of BC two years in a row. His plan was to turn the organization into a vehicle for private health care lobbying. And he’s never been closer to privatizing our medical system than this moment.

If Dr. Day wins, all doctors will be able to charge unlimited amounts for publicly available services and big American insurance companies will be able to weasel their way into Canada. You better believe they’re licking their chops on the sidelines watching to see how this court case plays out.

Keep Canada’s public health care system public. Demand Cambie Surgeries drop the case.

At SumOfUs, we know how to protect public health care. Britain's public health care system has been under repeated assault from its right-wing government -- and 400,000 SumOfUs members have come together time and time again to defend it. Right here in Canada, we've demanded an end to for-profit blood plasma clinics. And we need to take action again to make sure we keep our health care system public and out of the grasp of people like Dr. Profit.

Add your voice now to protect public health care.

Thanks for all that you do,

Emma, Angus, and the rest of the SumOfUs team

More information:

Private health-care proponents lose bid for court fee exemption in landmark trial, CBC News, August 28, 2017
Letters: Adopt European model of public-private health care, Vancouver Sun, September 8, 2017
The Legal Attack on Public Health Care, BC Health Coalition
The Case, Save Canada’s Public Health Care
Federal Government Seeks Intervenor Status in B.C. health-care court case, Globe and Mail, 13 April 2016

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