These PowerPoint slides were presented at the Canada Institute's September 23, 2003 event "A Single Universal Health System?: The Canadian Model in Light of New U.S. Proposals". They outline the key components of the Canadian health care model and challenges to the current system. Gregory P. Marchildon is the Canada research chair in public policy and economic history professor in the faculty of administration at the University of Regina. Pierre-Gerlier Forest is a professor of public policy and Management at the Universite Laval.