We found out today that the nurse-practitioner who has been looking after our two little ones has moved onto bigger and better things than serve young kids in the area. She is to be a nurse-practitioner for people at large in the city. Considering the pathetic scarcity of family doctors / GPs in the province, this means that to maintain non-emergency care, we must follow her to her new office, and sign up the kids for her new clientele waiting list. We were told that it will help our application if we state on the form that we are healthy people.

In other words, the routine canadian socialized health system works great … as long as you’re healthy and don’t need it.

Nice job, Canada Health Act, Section 12, ‘‘where and as available’‘ .