I'm surprised that none of our Canadian friends have responded. I'm sure their experiences are varied. I have found in my communications with Canadian friends that their feelings about health care are directly linked to their own health and age. If they're young and healthy, all is wonderful - but should you have a serious problem, you could be in trouble.
Maybe the Canadians are staying out of the political forums?
It's cheap but you get what you pay for. We have huge wait times for specialists well over a year. Family doctors are almost a thing of the past and hospitals are over full so they kick you out before you should be. I think the ideal falls somewhere between ours and yours.
When my mother got cancer it was well advanced she recived exelent care and my dad a retired minister didn't have to morgage the house to get it. My mother survived 6 more years doing chemo off and on . I don't know what you all pay for for health care down there , but I'm shure my dad could not aford it.
Waight times seem to be like worst cases get the first atention. There are weight times for elective surgeries like knee replacement and the like. This is where I think some privat practices would benifit everyone. The people with the money can get fast sevace and the people who cant aford it will get shorter waite times becaust more people will be taken out of the que.
First of all, if you haven't gone winter backpacking, it needs to happen in the near future. It puts a very unique twist on the summer version of the activity. Yes, it's cold but it's nothing that being prepared can't remedy. Beyond it's therapeutic and recreational value, I think it is a very good tool for the big game hunter as well. I don't think that you can spend too much time getting to know the ins and outs of the area that you hunt. And there is no better way to gain experience in...