Quebecers elected the Coalition Avenir Québec with an overwhelming majority.
In 2016, Canadians could expect to wait 10.6 weeks for medically necessary treatment after seeing a specialist.
More than 13 per cent of patients said they were adversely affected by waiting for non-emergency surgery.
Queen’s Park is throwing money at the problem and hoping it will disappear.
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.
Only four provinces allow people to buy private insurance for the kinds of health care provided by the government system.
Nearly every other developed country pursues universal health care through a combination of government, private non-profit and for-profit institutions.