"I think we should come out strongly against medicare... like we did against smoking," Vancouver Sun, 23 June 1964.
Leonard Matheson Norris fonds [graphic material]
Library and Archives Canada (R5664-0-3-E) Acc. No. 1988-243-185
Canadians today often see universal health care as a fundamental part of the country’s identity. However, when publicly-funded health care was gradually introduced at the provincial level and then at the federal level, fierce opposition was voiced by many interest groups, especially the medical profession.