Lindsay Tedds to lead MSP Taskforce

An expert task force will advise the British Columbia government on how to eliminate medical premiums within four years.

Finance Minister Carole James says the panel's expertise "will ensure the path we take is fiscally responsible, fair and evidence-based'' as the government seeks to eliminate "regressive'' Medical Service Plan premiums.

The task force will be chaired by Prof. Lindsay Tedds, an expert in applied economic research and policy analysis at the University of Victoria.

Paul Ramsey, a former NDP cabinet minister for health, environment and education, has also been appointed to the task force, along with David Duff, a law professor from the University of British Columbia.

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