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Queen's University

Is Ontario's Healthcare System Sustainable?

April 29, 2011


Don Drummond


Don Drummond

Former Senior VP and Chief Economist, TD Bank
Matthews Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Scholar,
Queen's School of Policy Studies



Is Ontario's healthcare system sustainable? Yes, if we're prepared to pay ever-increasing taxes or squeeze out everything else, including education but we probably don't want to do that so we need to reform it. Informed people have all come to that conclusion but the population mass just wants more and better health care, doesn't have a clue the resources that are being consumed and doesn't seem to really care, at least not for the moment. So the typical Canadian approach of not only blaming Government for the problem but simultaneously turning to them for the solution won't work. 

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