John’s Believe It Or Not… December 21st

* 1968 – Parliament passes Health Minister Allan MacEachen’s Medical Care Act. * 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over Scotland. * 1991 Soviet republics proclaim the Commonwealth of Independent States. * 1958 De Gaulle elected. * 1970 Nixon meets Elvis Presley.

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* 1968 – Parliament passes Health Minister Allan MacEachen’s Medical Care Act.

The first implementation of public hospital care in Canada came at the provincial level in Saskatchewan in 1947 and in Alberta in 1950, under provincial governments led by the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and the Social Credit party respectively. The first implementation of nationalized public health care -at the federal level- came about with the Hospital Insurance and Diagnostic Services Act (HIDS), which was passed by the Liberal majority government of Louis St. Laurent in 1957, and was adopted by all provinces by 1961. Lester B. Pearson’s government subsequently expanded this policy to universal health care with the Medical Care Act in 1966. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… December 21st”