Canada ranked last on the timeliness of both specialist and elective surgical care.
health care spending
At the provincial level, an aging population is putting upward pressure on health-care spending.
By 2043, Albertans aged 65 or older will account for a projected 19 per cent of the province's population.
The proportion of Albertans age 65 and over will reach 18.8 per cent by 2040.
Our aging population will put significant pressure on health-care expenditures.
On health-care wait times, Canada consistently ranks lowest among comparable countries with universal health care.
The Trudeau government will likely expand the scope of our public health-care system and Canadian families will pay even more for public health care every year.
Since 1999, the provincial government increased health-care spending by more than 78 per cent.
Our current system disconnects funding from the volume and quality of services.
Canada already ranked among the highest health-care spenders in the world before the pandemic.