SASKATOON, June 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Most people know that in 1962 Saskatchewan was the "birthplace" of Medicare in Canada, but this July hear a side of the story you never learned in history class.
Setting the Record Straight: A Doctor's Memoir of the 1962 Medicare Crisis by Noel Doig (2012, Indie Ink Publishing) debuts Thursday, July 5 at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon at 7 p.m. to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Saskatchewan's Medical Care Insurance Act.
He was one of the core group of doctors opposed to the Government's Plan to introduce medical insurance to the province and was active against it, with the support of a large sector of the Saskatchewan population who formed groups known as the KOD (Keep Our Doctors) movement.
Advance praise for Setting the Record Straight includes support from Senator David Tkatchuk, who says Doig has "made a valuable and important contribution to the understanding of one of the most critical watershed events in the history of our province, and of our nation."
The hardcover book retails for $29.95 and will be available at all major bookstores including McNally Robinson, Indigo/Chapters/Coles stores and other book retailers and the Indie Ink store.
Image with caption: "Setting the Record Straight reveals the never-before-told story of the Saskatchewan physicians who were opposed to the introduction of Medicare in 1962. Told as a memoir by one of the leaders of the doctors group, the book's release coincides with the 50th Anniversary of that event on July 1. (CNW Group/Indie Ink Publishing)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120615_C9065_PHOTO_EN_15165.jpg
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Suzanne Paschall Indie
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