The Fraser Institute says wait times for medically necessary treatment in Saskatchewan are getting worse, not better.
In 2016, people in this province could expect to wait 16.6 weeks. This year, that has risen to 19.8 weeks. And that is one of the best averages in Canada. In fact, the institute says only Ontario had a shorter wait time at 15.4 weeks. Almost every province has had worsening numbers. Ontario marginally improved over the two years. Newfoundland and Labrador had the greatest improvement dropping from 26 weeks to 21.5. The longest wait time is in New Brunswick at 41.7 weeks. The median wait time across the country is 21.2 weeks, the longest ever recorded. Canadians waited 9.3 weeks back in 1993 when the Fraser Institute first reported on wait times.