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January 11, 2013

Canadians not ready for major health care reform

Canadians have long been proud of their country’s public health care system, and consider it to be one of the defining symbols of national identity (confirmed once again on this latest survey). The health care system is also becoming increasingly difficult to sustain, as costs are consistently rising faster than inflation so that provincial governments are spending proportionately more on health care every year (and less on everything else.

But the latest Focus Canada survey conducted by the Environics Institute reveals that Canadians today are more confident in the country's health care system than at any point in the past decade, and there is limited support for reforms to control rising costs.

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READ JEFFREY SIMPSON'S COLUMN IN THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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