Half of Canadians Say Health-Care System Would Suffer With an Infusion of Private Care; One-In-Three Say It Would Help

Angus Reid Institute

Staffing shortages and experiences of poor care across the country have public health officials and politicians searching for answers to Canada’s health care challenges. In some cases, this includes opening debate about a topic tantamount to sacrilege in some circles – privatization.

The latest data from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute – the third and final installment in a series of studies looking at health care in Canada – finds half of Canadians rejecting the idea of more private care, and another half less certain. Indeed, one-in-three (32%) say that more private care would improve the health-care system, while one-in-five (18%) say they’re not sure where they stand in this discussion.


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Angus Reid Institute