Fraser Institute Media Advisory: How long do Canadians wait for health care? Annual report coming Thursday, Dec. 7

VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwired – December 06, 2017) – On Thursday, Dec. 7, the Fraser Institute will release its annual survey of health-care wait times in Canada.

Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada, 2017 measures how long Canadians waited for specialist appointments, surgeries and other medically necessary treatments this year.

The report also compares wait times in 2017 to previous years. The Fraser Institute has been tracking wait times in Canada since 1993.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 5:00 a.m. (Eastern).

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of think-tanks in 87 countries. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for Canadians, their families and future generations by studying, measuring and broadly communicating the effects of government policies, entrepreneurship and choice on their well-being. To protect the Institute’s independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit

Bacchus Barua, Associate Director, Health Policy Studies
Fraser Institute

To arrange media interviews or for more information, please contact:
Bryn Weese
Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
Office: (604) 688-0221 ext. 589