Election-cycle planning is utterly inadequate to meet the needs of Ontario's patients, which exceed a single government's lifespan by decades.
Although female physicians do work somewhat fewer hours than male physicians -- and indeed work differently in general -- there is no strong evidence that this difference has or will have any significant effect on the overall effective supply of family practitioners in Canada.
Very few would dispute the fact that Canada has a doctor shortage. Patients are forced to resort to emergency rooms and walk-in clinics for their primary care, and with more and more doctors set to retire, the problem will only worsen over the next years. What is often not reported, however, is that there may be light at the end of the tunnel.