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Canada

Submission + - How I lost my fear of Universal Health Care (blogspot.ca) 1

quacking duck writes: What does it take to convince conservative, Republican evangelical Christians opposed to "Obamacare" health insurance that the current system is severely flawed, and changing it isn't the End Of The World As They Know It?

Apparently, living in Canada for a few years.

From the article: "When I moved to Canada in 2008, I was a die-hard conservative Republican. So when I found out that we were going to be covered by Canada’s Universal Health Care, I was somewhat disgusted. This meant we couldn’t choose our own health coverage, or even opt out if we wanted too. It also meant that abortion was covered by our taxes, something I had always believed was horrible. I believed based on my politics that government mandated health care was a violation of my freedom."

A Boing-boing writer follows up on this person's journey, noting that "Instead, Melissa slowly came to realize that the Canadian system was actually more family friendly than the American one."

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Canadian TV to Adopt DRM-Free BitTorrents 229

An anonymous reader writes "Canada's public broadcast network, CBC, is to adopt DRM free BitTorrent distribution of one of its major primetime shows, Canada's Next Great Prime Minister. The effort has already been hailed by Canadian copyright guru Michael Geist, who expects the decision to add fuel to Canada's net neutrality debate. A CBC producer behind the show told CNET that the motivation for the move was that CBC 'wanted the show to be as accessible as possible to as many Canadians as possible, in the format that they want it in.' As for DRM, she said 'I think DRM is dead, even if a lot of broadcasters don't realize it.' She added that 'if it's bad for the consumers, its bad for the company.'"

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