Almost three-quarters of Canada’s total tax burden is paid by the working-age population.
health care costs
Average per person spending on health care for Canadians over 70 is $13,797.
Health-care costs are expected to increase by 57 per cent by 2045.
Canada ranks dead-last for the number of acute-care beds.
In 2016, the median wait to see a specialist for treatment after receiving a referral from a GP was 20 weeks.
Five provinces including Ontario will see health spending grow close to or exceed 50 per cent of program spending.