Wait times in Canada for hip and knee replacements can exceed more than a year, and a health care advocacy firm in Toronto is looking to the US to accommodate Canadian citizens. The city of Surprise, Arizona is home to 350 Canadian companies and is a tourist destination for more than one million Canadians. According to the YourWestValley.com news site, the mayor of Surprise set up a “cross-border taskforce to research and identify ways in which Surprise can support expanded healthcare services to Canadians who visit or reside in the area.” The taskforce would look into credentialing Canadian physicians to work in the US as part of a program that would follow Canada’s health care system. Full story.