"This is a country in which dogs can get a hip replacement in under a week and in which humans can wait two to three years."
And worse, in fact criminal in my eyes:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other politicians remain reluctant to openly propose sweeping changes even though costs for the national and provincial governments are exploding and some cancer patients are waiting months for diagnostic tests and treatment.
Months? That's the difference between 'whew, thhat was a close one,' and
'well, he won't be a drain on the health care industry anymore.'