Doctor shortage: Have you had trouble accessing a doctor? - Point of View
I guess the CBC is lying too...
Northern provinces are suffering from a critical shortage of doctors compared to their neighbours in southern Canada, according to a Conference Board of Canada report.The region with the most dire physician numbers per capita was found to be Northern Saskatchewan, which had just three doctors per 10,000 people, according to the map.
Nunavut was next lowest, with only one doctor per 2,000 population, followed by Northern Newfoundland and Labrador (one per 1,250 patients), Northern Alberta (one doctor per 1,000 patients) and Northern Manitoba (one doctor per 909 patients). However, the Yukon appeared to have an abnormally high number of physicians, with one for every 268 people - the highest ratio of doctors in Canada.
By comparison, Southern Ontario had one doctor for every 417 people and Southern Quebec had one doctor for every 384 patients.