Most notable in the 1960 election was the promise to introduce province-wide medicare. When the CCF won the election and proceeded to fullfill their promise, the doctors commenced their infamous strike in 1962.
A Lost Interview with Brian BarryNew Left Project
April 26, 2011
Why Social Justice Matters, a sustained critique of inequality in Britain and the US and the illusions which justify it. I lost the audio but recently found a transcript of most of our discussion, though it’s missing about 20 minutes of conversation. It reminded me that Barry had some very important things to say which, however cliched it may be to say, are certainly no less relevant today than they were when we met.
What is social justice? What is its status relative to other values, such as liberty?
As far as I am concerned social justice is an organisation of the basic institutions of society that satisfy certain criteria and these are primarily that the allocation of opportunities, rights and resources should be equal unless there is some reason for them not be. And that applies both within countries and internationally.