(As of 2014: This particular news may have been good. But just because there is some privatization doesn’t mean it is going to be freed up generally (or independent or available). Government–run by private owners–just expands internationally using private organizations that are less accountable to the public. The problem with this left-right stuff is that the public can definitely lose out when that happens and be worse off. Left and right at the top are part of the same inter-generational feudal power grab.)
The country’s top court has delivered a powerful blow to Canada’s single-tier system of health care, striking down a Quebec law which banned private insurance for medically necessary services.