Eliminating the Backlog of Surgeries and Procedures

Too many Canadians had their care deferred during the pandemic, resulting in a significant backlog of surgeries, procedures, and diagnostics. But waitlists from before the pandemic persist as well. People are waiting longer for important services like MRIs and ultrasounds.

A re-elected Liberal government will:

  • Immediately invest $6 billion—on top of $4 billion already committed—to support the elimination of health system waitlists.
  • Negotiate agreements with every province and territory to ensure that Canadians who are waiting for care get the treatment they need as quickly as possible, and that the primary care system is positioned for the future and able to deliver the care outcomes that Canadians need.