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The case against increased privatization of Canadian health care: whither health care?

McGill Journal of Medicine : MJM

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      *To whom correspondence should be addressed: Harvey Barkun, gazoun@

      Harvey Barkun, OC, MD, FRCPC, was born in Montreal. After receiving an MD degree at the Université de Montpellier (France) in 1957, he completed his residencies at various McGill hospitals. Dr. Barkun was medical director of the Royal Victoria Hospital and was Executive Director of the Montreal General Hospital from 1972 to 1988. He served as the Associate Dean, Professional Affairs, of the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, from 1977 to 1997. Dr. Barkun was instrumental in creating the first CLSC’s in Montreal and chaired the committees which implemented the provincial Departments of Community Health. He was a member of the Rochon Commission and became Executive Director of The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, and an honorary member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

      Mcgill J Med
      McGill Journal of Medicine : MJM
      McGill University
      January 2008
      : 11
      : 1
      : 73-74
      Copyright © 2008 by MJM

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