The runner-up for the top job at Doctors of BC, who requested a re-count after losing by a single vote, is defending BC’s public health-care system.
Dr. Alan Ruddiman says his position varies greatly from his rival – private for-profit advocate Dr. Brian Day.
“Clearly our platforms don’t align, I fully support a publicly funded health care system, and I made that a very strong component of my campaign.”
Dr. Alan Ruddiman says he doesn’t agree with rival Dr. Brian Day that BC should shift to a private-public system.
“What I don’t appreciate is having a debate about private for-profit health care in this province, when clearly the Doctors of BC, and my medical association, does not support that manner or approach.”
Dr. Ruddiman says the low voter turn-out was not the finest hour for doctors in British Columbia.
“A 20 percent turnout is not just disappointing to me professionally, I am sure it’s disappointing for the other two candidates who were in this election runoff.”
“This is not the finest hour at all for doctors in British Columbia.”
We should see the results of the electronic re-count by next week.
You can listen to CKNW’S Shelby Thom’s interview with Dr. Alan Ruddiman below: