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This should perhaps feature prominently among the questions asked of every party leader whenever they next respectively make themselves available to the press.

“We all agree that the system is imploding, we all agree that things are more precarious than perhaps Canadians realize,” Doing said in an interview with The Canadian Press. “We know that there must be change,” she said. “We’re all running flat out, we’re all just trying to stay ahead of the immediate day-to-day demands.”

… “It’s not about choosing between an American system or a Canadian system,” said Doig. “The whole thing is about looking at what other people do. That’s called looking at the evidence, looking at how care is delivered and how care is paid for all around us (and) then saying ‘Well, OK, that’s good information. How do we make all of that work in the Canadian context? What do the Canadian people want?’ “

Doig says there are some “very good things” about Canada’s health-care system, but she points out that many people have stories about times when things didn’t go well for them or their family. “(Canadians) have to understand that the system that we have right now – if it keeps on going without change – is not sustainable,” said Doig.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Drudge has, as of this hour, deemed this a top item for his readers.