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Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall talks to media in October, 2012. Mr. Wall has called an alleged high-school hazing incident ‘disturbing.’
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall talks to media in October, 2012. Mr. Wall has called an alleged high-school hazing incident ‘disturbing.’
(Liam Richards/The Canadian Press)

Brad Wall’s health-care promise is difficult – but smart

Saskatchewan has pledged to eliminate emergency room wait times by 2017.

That is a pretty bold promise because waits – and seemingly interminable ER waits in particular – are the Achilles heel of medicare.

Premier Brad Wall first unveiled the initiative as part of Saskatchewan Plan For Growth: Vision 2020 and Beyond back in October 2012, but it didn’t get a lot of attention because of the document’s sweeping scope.