What do Canadian patients have in common with the Charter Health consitutional challenge? The answer is waiting...
Marni Soupcoff wrote in the National Post about how thousands of patients are in wait list limbo. In the words of the patients: "We're supposed to just keep hanging in there and waiting until the government can get its act together."
As Marni points out, just like the patients, the Charter Health Project's case is forced to wait once again when suddenly "six days before trial, the government lawyers informed the plaintiffs that the B.C. Ministry of Health had suddenly discovered 'thousands of documents' that could be relevant to the case and must be turned over for review." To be precise, it was more like twenty-thousand documents.
Mari wrote, "Why these thousands of documents did not turn up at any point in the previous six years of litigation is unclear."
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Case delayed yet again until June 2016 due to government failure to disclose documents as required by law