A constitutional challenge by a doctor who argues patients should have the right to pay for private care if the public system leaves them waiting too long is expected to wrap up today in a Vancouver courtroom.
Dr. Brian Day began his battle a decade ago against the British Columbia government.
The case started in B.C. Supreme Court in 2016 and final arguments are scheduled to come to a close Friday.
Day is an orthopedic surgeon who legally opened the Cambie Surgery Centre in Vancouver in 1996.
He says he opened the centre to create more operating-room time for surgeons who couldn’t get it in public hospitals.
However, the facility has been operating since 2003 in violation of unproclaimed provisions of the provincial Medicare Protection Act.
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