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A nursing station at Toronto East General Hospital.
A nursing station at Toronto East General Hospital.
(Tim Fraser For The Globe and Mail)

Canadian health care: A failure of central planning, not funding

The health care establishment’s lamenting of the expiry this week of the health accord, negotiated 10 years ago between Ottawa and the provinces, contained lots of hand-wringing about alleged “underfunding” and lack of “federal leadership.” Neither of these things is at the root of health care’s malaise.