Canada’s finance ministers are currently meeting in Ottawa to discuss federal health transfers.
health care wait times
December 19, 2016 1:11PM
December 16, 2016 9:06AM
The estimated wait this year between referral from a GP to receipt of treatment was 20 weeks—the longest ever in the history of our survey.
December 14, 2016 3:00AM
Most Canadians spend hours in waiting rooms to meet even routine medical needs.
November 10, 2016 12:27PM
Canada has fewer MRI and CT scanners than the average high-income OECD country with universal health care.
October 25, 2016 3:20AM
If provincial finance ministers are convinced they require more funding for health care, they have the ability to raise that revenue themselves.
October 17, 2016 12:54PM
Donald Trump’s characterization of Canada’s health-care system as “catastrophic” may be political hyperbole, but we cannot ignore the huge problems that plague our system.
September 20, 2016 2:06PM
Our health-care system is expensive, delivers poor-to-modest results, and fails to achieve many of its laudable aspirations.
September 20, 2016 12:40PM
Dr. Brian Day, former head of the Canadian Medical Association, is currently fighting to allow private treatment for patients.
September 15, 2016 3:00AM
Aspects of the Canada Health Act discourage provinces from emulating policies found in Australia, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.
August 31, 2016 9:09AM
On health care, despite a high level of spending, Canadians have comparatively poor access to technology and doctors, and long wait times for surgery.