This looks like a very interesting documentary about choices in childbirth. New Brunswick is gearing up for legislation, for which many women are ecstatic. Sadly, it's a double-edged sword. If we look at the example of Nova Scotia, which recently became legislated, we see that although midwives are a bit more accepted and midwifery care is publicly funded, there are also problems that need to be ironed out: midwives must be hired by the province, which means an extreme shortage of midwives, they are only available in certain hospitals, and you must live within an hour or so of the centre, any "high-risk" mothers are not accepted, midwives must follow certain policies and guidelines that restrict care and are put in place for malpractice reasons rather than health reasons, are under rule of OBGYNS (again, who are under the rule of a board made up of business men and insurance companies, not health authorities), etc. Likewise in Quebec, though they've made wonderful steps forward, are still seeing a huge shortage of midwives. Only about 1 in 4 women who want midwives are able to have one. Hiring a direct-entry midwife is not an option as they are not allowed to work, nor are midwives allowed to work privately (generally, every province and country have different rules).
Though legislation is an interesting concept and will help with the financial burden of homebirth, it is not the haven for which women are hoping.