The following is a conversation I had with a lady (formerly from Nova Scotia, Canada) who works for one of my vessel carriers for my export business.
"Yes, my mother was diagnosed with cancer. From the point of positive verification that it was cancer on her lungs, it took 3 months to see an oncologist. As most people know, cancer of the lungs can be a 6 month life expectancy illness and for it to take 3 of those precious months to even see an oncologist to discuss possible treatment is mind blowing in my books.
My husband's father had serious back issues a few years ago, debilitating issues, yet it took 1 year to get an appointment for an MRI.
"These are the kind of struggles that I continue to hear about with the "free Canadian (cont)