It's been a while since we last looked in on our Friends to the North©, but Bob sent this along earlier today:
"In the survey of more than 20,000 doctors and doctors-in-training from across the country, 75 per cent reported that inadequate funding of the health-care system and an undersupply of physicians and other health professionals, along with paperwork and bureaucracy, are curtailing the amount and level of care they want to provide patients."
But wait, it gets better (or worse, depending on one's perspective):
"(W)e have community after community with patients who are unable to access a family physician for themselves or for their families."
Turns out, Canada would have to come up with over 26,000 new physicians to meet "global standards" (whatever they are), which doesn't seem, um, likely. Of course, they could simply "import" a few more, but the health system's certification process apparently makes that quite challenging (which may actually be a good thing).
But hey, it's free.
[H/T: Don Surber]