In Canada most people have to wait a year or even longer to have hip or knee surgery. The waiting time for this procedure seems to have reached epidemic proportions.This reminds me of the polio pandemic of the 1940-50’s . The voluntary organization which was raising funds for this pandemic had 2 choices- “…It could have invested their resources into perfecting better iron lungs… Instead of iron lungs , the Foundation invested heavily in basic research on the conquest of polio. It was certainly the wiser decision” -a quote from Roy Walford textbook entitled Maximum Life Span page 7.. Maybe our governments should follow this pattern for this disease. They may also wish to consider this same strategy for cataracts which now has long waiting list for a year or longer.
If recent negotiation with the BC government fails before end of May 2018, our federal government is willing to help financially the cost of this interprovincial pipeline from Alberta to the Vancouver port, but not for the repair on the washout railway line to Churchhill- a problem unresolved for over 2 years and which has resulted in the cost of living for residents of Churchill. Where are our government priorities?