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View Poll Results: Which Canadian province(or territory) has better and faster health system?
Alberta 2 18.18%
British Columbia 1 9.09%
Manitoba 0 0%
New Brunswick 0 0%
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0%
Northwest Territories 0 0%
Nova Scotia 0 0%
Nunavut 2 18.18%
Ontario 4 36.36%
Prince Edward Island 0 0%
Québec 1 9.09%
Saskatchewan 1 9.09%
Yukon 0 0%
Voters: 11. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-28-2013, 07:55 PM
 
Location: B.C., Canada
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Why is this so hard for you to accept? Nunavut has a superior medical system. Most number of doctors per capita. Air ambulance for all medical necessities.

I'd provide links or ask you to Google these facts ... but facts about Nunavut are generally not available online.
Yeah, I don't think so and I don't accept it. Nunavut is a mess with the most challenging health problems in the entire country and there are no permanent resident medical staffs. Airplanes and helicopters are just bandaids that don't treat the real problems, they just deliver emergency patients to southern Canada where medical care is available.

I did google some facts and there's plenty info available online. You can try these for starters, the first two are more recent, the third one is from five years ago and is still relevant to what's happening in Nunavut today because not much has changed.

Fed-up Arctic towns want health-care control back from Nunavut - The Globe and Mail

NunatsiaqOnline 2013-07-12: NEWS: After years of grievance, Nunavut launches new health care complaint office

Nunavut health problems most challenging in country, report says - North - CBC News

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Old 10-29-2013, 05:05 AM
 
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Quebec has a great system IF you are in it - so if you don't have a family doctor, it's absolutely horrible (you can't just "go" to a clinic). If you do have a family doctor, you are gold. St Marys was an amazing hospital (the one out here on the South shore was very average), and we've had fantastic specialist care for our son with autism. Private care available is also very high quality.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:07 AM
 
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Nunavut does NOT have a great system for it's children - there are currently zero*** services for children with autism in Nunavut (and a whole other list of disorders). They don't get any help at all. Alberta, for example, has $60k per year of therapy until the child turns 19, here in Quebec it's 20 hours a week until age 5 and then special school programs. This therapy during the critical age of 3-5 can actually improve autism behaviour by 90%.

Sure, maybe Nunavut is great if you fall down the stairs and break your leg, but it fails severely in other areas.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Quebec has a great system IF you are in it - so if you don't have a family doctor, it's absolutely horrible (you can't just "go" to a clinic). If you do have a family doctor, you are gold. St Marys was an amazing hospital (the one out here on the South shore was very average), and we've had fantastic specialist care for our son with autism. Private care available is also very high quality.
I'm not following. Why can't you just "go" to a clinic? My son and I go to clinics all the time. I have no complaints about the care.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:03 AM
 
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I'm not following. Why can't you just "go" to a clinic? My son and I go to clinics all the time. I have no complaints about the care.
Not out here in the south shore (way out in the south shore), our doctor shortages are so bad you have to wait in line outside for 3-4 hours, get a number, and then they call you back for an appointment a week later. Those are the "free" ones. The care in Montreal is top notch but doctors are difficult to come by outside the Montreal region - some of them are only doing 10 hours a week.
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