This week, the Council of the Federation, a group consisting of all 13 Canadian provincial and territorial leaders, met in Victoria B.C. to discuss a whole host of issues. At the top of the list: healthcare.
The Canadian medical system has had issues coping with demand since long before the pandemic, but Covid-19 has pushed an already struggling system to the brink. Now, with rampant staffing shortages, emergency room closures and delayed surgical procedures, it's clear something needs to give, and fast.
So how do we fix it? And as we enter a summer Covid wave, how much worse could it get?
GUEST: Dr. Katharine Smart, paediatrician, and president of the Canadian Medical Association