Island Voices: Politicians silent on access to family doctors

Times Colonist: For six weeks, the leaders of the various major political parties crisscrossed the country talking about jobs, taxes and climate change, among other topics. But there was one topic that affects huge numbers of Canadians that received little attention during the election and its four major debates — access to a family doctor. More than 4.5 million people across the country don’t have a regular GP, despite the number of doctors in Canada growing at three times the pace of the population since 2014.