By Rosalind Russell-
A new report from the Angus Reid Institute shows the COVID-19 pandemic has made the search for a family doctor more difficult.
Its latest survey finds 17 percent of Canadians, more than six-million people do not have a family physician.
That’s up from the 4.6-million reported by Statistics Canada in 2019.
One-third of them have been searching for more than a year.
The poll finds younger age groups have greater problems, 28 percent of men and 21 percent of women under the age of 35 say they have not been able to access a family doctor.
Photo: More Canadians are looking for a family doctor, but have been unsuccessful in finding one. The numbers have gone up since before the pandemic. Photo supplied by jc-gellidon-unsplash.jpg