BC’s doctor’s advocacy group has a new controversial figure at its helm.
In a surprising twist, Dr. Brian Day has won the Doctors of BC election for President-Elect by a single vote.
The former head of the Canadian Medical Association is also the co-owner of the Cambie Surgery Centre.
That’s the for-profit clinic embroiled in a legal battle with the BC Government over access to private medicine.
Day’s lawsuit, which will be heard later this year, centers around what he claims, is a constitutional right to access private clinics, if patients aren’t getting quality care from the public health system.
Runner-up was Dr. Alan Ruddiman, a rural family physician from the Okanagan.