As a father of 4, if I can't educate my children enough to explain posters in classrooms or ideas teachers have brought forth to them to my children's satisfaction, I have no business being a parent. I would actually prefer my children get as many points of view in life before they become adults as possible, so they are well-prepared for the variety of opinion out there. Sheltering my children from ideas is just going to hurt them in the end.
Part of the problem with medicine in Canada is that a lot of medical people end up moving to the US, where they can make a poopload of money. I had a friend who was an ER Nurse in a hospital in Canada. She ended up moving to the US for double her salary. After a year, she had a hospital offer to pay for her entire med school to be a doctor. The one benefit of the US medical system is that hospotal can pay for the talent. One a major drain on Canadian-trained personnel (I've read Canadian nurses are among the best on the planet, I have no citation though).
But delays are mainly for electing and non-life-threatening issues. Stuff like Permanent Sugical Male Contracetive was a 14 month wait for me. Still like a huge absess that had me with a fever in bed for 3 days before I decided to go in was mere hours before I was on the operating table. My uncle had a "you might have cancer' thing, and he saw 6 specialists in 5 days (and it wasn't cancer). So yes, it has its negatives. But fi you really need medical care NOW, you get it.