Opinion: Health-Care Waits Are Now the Longest Ever

Canadians are living through two health-care crises: COVID, which dominates the headlines, but also unacceptably long wait times for virtually all medical services. In 2021, Canadians could expect to wait an estimated 25.6 weeks on average — essentially half a year — between referral from a family physician and medically necessary treatment. Though lengthened by COVID, these waits have far more to do with long-standing failures of domestic policy than with the global pandemic. Read More