‘Monopolies are very poor for the end consumer,’ says B.C. doctor behind long push for private care

Closing arguments resumed Monday in a years-long B.C. Supreme Court battle over whether medical patients, when faced with long wait times, have the constitutional right to seek out medically necessary services by paying out of pocket or through private insurance.Those opposed to a two-tier or parallel public-private system worry that such a system favours patients who can afford to pay as...