The British Columbia provincial government has proposed to privatise the management of the socialised health care system to an American corporation Maximus on April 1, 2005.
This privatisation puts the confidential health records of British Columbians (and visitors to British Columbia) in the hands of US law enforcement personnel through the USA Patriot Act. Opponents of the privatisation will go to British Columbia Supreme Court on Monday, March 14, 2005 to try and have the contract declared illegal and the privatisation stopped.
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