U.S. Investor Threatens First Ever Health Care Suit

Successive governments—both Liberal and Conservative—have long insisted that Canadian trade negotiators succeeded in "grandfathering" medicare under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Luke Eric Peterson
Published: Wednesday, 09/17/2008 12:00 am EDT

Successive governments—both Liberal and Conservative—have long insisted that Canadian trade negotiators succeeded in "grandfathering" medicare under the North American Free Trade Agreement. In other words, our health care system—at least as it stood in 1994 when the NAFTA came into force—is beyond the reach of foreign insurance companies and HMOs seeking to re-model it after the U.S. system.

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