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In June 2006 the Canadian Medical Association CMA published a discussion paper Its about access Informing the debate on public and private health care to evaluate how best to manage the public and private health care sectors in order to improve access to highquality health care The report comes at a critical time for the health care system in Canada with the talk of renewal and reform at the forefront of public discussion In their report the CMA identified 10 firstorder policy principles that should guide any policy and decisionmaking related to the publicprivate interface The CMAs use of these principles is problematic on four levels