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Stay sought on Canada court ruling overturning private health insurance ban

[JURIST] The province of Quebec asked the Supreme Court of Canada [official website] on Monday for an 18-month stay of its ruling that overturned a ban on private health insurance [JURIST report]. The court found in favor of a Montreal man who objected to a law [text] that blocked him from paying for a hip replacement procedure himself in order to bypass a yearlong wait to have the operation under the public system. Quebec is seeking the delay to "ensure stability" [Globe and Mail report]. The delay would also push the issue into the next Canadian federal election. CBC News has more.

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