The Ontario healthcare system is a truly wonderous execution of the bureaucracy.
Large governing bodies, like the Ontario Medical Association and College of Nurses, are charged with interpreting dozens of provincial & federal legislative acts and countless regulations to provide Ontarians with the marvel that is the Ontario Healthcare Insurance Plan (OHIP).
The total Ontario health sector budget for 2019-2020 was $63.5 billion dollars and represents about 42% of the total Ontario government program spending. Education comes next at $41.2 billion dollars, followed by the children and social services sector at $16.7 billion dollars.
Last year, Sun Life Global investments published an overview of the 2019-2020 Ontario budget with a pie chart showing the total expenses. You can read the complete report by clicking here.