In Ontario, the crisis is escalating in every area.
There are more than a million people on the waiting list for a new medical appointment, and the average wait time for a family doctor appointment is more than three months.
The provincial government is on track to exceed its deficit target by $6.5 billion in 2019-20.
It’s the first time in Canadian history that the provincial government has posted a deficit in each of the last three years, according to the latest budget.
In addition, there’s no plan to address the crisis, as a provincial health minister warned that “this will not go away.”
Ontario’s health care system is on a tight budget.
It has the largest public health system in the country, and it’s a $1.4-trillion economy.
But it’s not like Ontario was always this way.
In fact, it’s been growing, but only slowly.
Here’s a look at how Ontario has grown over the last 30 years, and how its health care is faring today.
Health Care in Ontario Since the 1960s, Ontario has been a province of industrial growth.
The province’s economy grew by an average of 2.4 per cent per year, compared to 2.7 per cent in the previous decade.
In 1961, the last full year of the Ontario government’s fiscal year, the province’s population grew by 9.3 per cent, according the University of Toronto’s Fraser Institute.
By 2016, the population was growing at a rate of 8.7 percent.
But Ontario’s growth was not evenly spread across the province.
The largest provinces, Alberta and British Columbia, experienced slower population growth rates.
In Alberta, for example, the average rate of population growth was 5.5 per cent between 1960 and 2016.
That means that the province was losing more people per capita than the province as a whole.
But in British Columbia it was more like 10 per cent or more.
And in Alberta, that figure jumped to 12.5 percent.
There were some differences in the two provinces.
In British Columbia a lot of people migrated from Alberta to the province, which caused population growth in the province to slow, Fraser Institute researchers found.
But Alberta’s population growth rate was more than twice as high as the rate of migration.
In Ontario there were also other factors at play.
The health care industry was in its infancy, and so was the labour market.
The population was still growing, so there was room for growth in medical practice.
In 1960, about 50 per cent of Ontario’s doctors were practicing in the public sector.
By 2017, that number had jumped to 65 per cent.
And then the labour force began to shrink, which meant fewer doctors were needed.
The result was that the number of doctors decreased by about 3,000 from 1960 to 2016.
In the next few decades, the number in practice increased, but the proportion of working-age people working in the health care sector fell by about half a million.
By the late 1980s, the gap between working- and retired-age doctors had narrowed to about 1,500.
By 2015, the provincial health system was in a position to deal with the crisis.
The Liberal government in 2014 established the Ontario Medical Association as a public-sector union, which allowed the province and its health departments to negotiate the provincewide salary cap.
The cap has been in place for 25 years, but it only applies to physicians working in Ontario’s public-private sector.
It limits the amount of money a physician can earn, and is set to rise to $1 million in 2019.
But the cap is only one part of the solution.
Another is a public system of incentives for health care workers.
The Ontario Medical Insurance Plan (OMIP), which is similar to Medicare, was established by the provincial governments of Ontario and Alberta in 1985 to allow doctors to earn enough to cover their family medical costs.
The OMP has worked well.
The average annual premium paid to a working- or retired-aged doctor in Ontario was $9,845 in 2016, according a 2017 study by the University, Toronto and McGill Universities.
The provinces set aside an additional $9.5 million per year to cover the cost of the OMP for doctors, who now make up about 15 per cent and 10 per for doctors and their family doctors respectively.
The public system has also played a big role in keeping the health system afloat.
The cost of care in Ontario is not spread evenly across the country.
There is a huge gap between what is affordable and what is available to the public.
The gap is much smaller than that between health care and other basic needs like education.
The lack of competition in Ontario has helped to drive down health care costs, Fraser University researchers found, by reducing the amount doctors and patients have to pay for drugs, surgeries and lab tests.
This makes health care cheaper for people who can pay for it.
And it also makes it cheaper for