We have built a sickness care system rather than a health system

A version of this speech was delivered May 14, 2015 to the graduating class at the University of Manitoba.

I’m not a doctor. I never will be. I’m a lowly journalist. I tell stories.  For almost 30 years, I’ve tried to help Canadians understand their health system and their medical care.

In that time, I’ve seen tremendous advances in medicine and I’ve met, quite literally, thousands of health professionals, from students to …

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