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State Of Health-Care System Worries Atlantic Canadians

By Brad Perry Jan 30, 2023 | 3:12 PM

Atlantic Canadians are more worried about the health-care system than others, according to a new poll.

Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies recently polled 1,554 Canadians across the country.

About 86 per cent of respondents said they are worried about the state of health care in their province.

In Atlantic Canada, that figure jumped to 94 per cent — the highest in the country.

Three-quarters of us in Eastern Canada (76 per cent) said our provinces do not spend enough on the health-care system, compared to 69 per cent nationally.

Eighty-one per cent of Atlantic Canadians said they worry they will not receive good care in the emergency room. Nationally, that number is 67 per cent.

When it comes to accessing health care, 75 per cent of those in Atlantic Canada said it is difficult to do so, compared to 63 per cent nationally.

Overall, 69 per cent of Atlantic Canadians rated the health-care system as “poor” compared to 43 per cent nationally.

On the topic of privatizing the health-care system, 36 per cent of those from Atlantic Canada said they would like to see more of it, compared to 31 per cent across Canada.

The survey has a margin of error of ±2.49%, 19 times out of 20.


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