By Arthur Weinreb Thursday, February 4, 2010
Earlier this week it was revealed that Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams was going to the United States for heart surgery. Like most Canadian politicians, Williams is a big proponent of Canada’s socialized health care system.
The premier’s office has been tight lipped about exactly what is wrong with Williams and has only said that whatever treatment that he needs is not available in his home province.
Apparently his doctors advised him to head south of the border for a necessary operation. The medical establishment is furious, arguing that even if what the premier requires is not available in Newfoundland and Labrador, treatment is surely available somewhere else in Canada. And it probably is.
Danny Williams is not the first high profile Canadian politician to champion Canada’s healthcare system and then go t
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