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500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by drizzit(m): 9:43pm On Mar 06, 2018
In Canada, more than 500 doctors and residents, as well as over 150 medical students, have signed a public letter protesting their own pay raises.
"We, Quebec doctors who believe in a strong public system, oppose the recent salary increases negotiated by our medical federations," the letter says.
The group say they are offended that they would receive raises when nurses and patients are struggling.

"These increases are all the more shocking because our nurses, clerks and other professionals face very difficult working conditions, while our patients live with the lack of access to required services because of the drastic cuts in recent years and the centralization of power in the Ministry of Health," reads the letter, which was published February 25.

"The only thing that seems to be immune to the cuts is our remuneration," the letter says.
Canada has a public health system which provides "universal coverage for medically necessary health care services provided on the basis of need, rather than the ability to pay," the government's website says.
The 213 general practitioners, 184 specialists, 149 resident medical doctors and 162 medical students want the money used for their raises to be returned to the system instead.

"We believe that there is a way to redistribute the resources of the Quebec health system to promote the health of the population and meet the needs of patients without pushing workers to the end," the letter says.
"We, Quebec doctors, are asking that the salary increases granted to physicians be canceled and that the resources of the system be better distributed for the good of the health care workers and to provide health services worthy to the people of Quebec."

A physician in Canada is paid $260,924 ($339,000 Canadian) for clinical services by the government's Ministry of Health per year on average, according to a report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information published in September 2017. On average, a family physician is paid $211,717 ($275,000 Canadian) for clinical services and a surgical specialist is paid $354,915 ($461,000 Canadian), according to the same report.

This is total gross pay, however, and does not take into account overhead each doctor pays to operate, as the Canadian Institute for Health Information is careful to point out to CNBC Make It.
In May 2016, one physician publicly broke down the cost of running his family practice, and though he brought in $231,033 ($300,000 Canadian), he was left with $136,906 ($177,876 Canadian) after subtracting his business expenses — but before taxes and employment benefits are taken out.

The cost of medical school in Canada is subsidized by provincial governments, according to The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. The cost varies depending on whether a student is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or foreign student and the particular school. For Canadian citizens or permanent residents, tuition for the first year of medical school ranges from $2567 ($3,334 Canadian) to $20,064 ($26,056 Canadian), according to The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada's website.

The same group, the Médecins Québécois pour le Régime Public (MQRP), that published the aforementioned public letter, also published a letter on February 17 opposing $500 million worth of pay increases for specialist doctors. The group called the pay increase "indecent."
And on February 1, the MQRP published a letter denouncing working conditions of nurses. "The nurses are exhausted by a heavy workload. They argue that the chronic lack of staff and the fatigue caused by repeated overtime, sometimes mandatory, for lack of replacement of the team, have an impact on the safety of patient care," the letter says.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/06/canadian-doctor-protest-their-own-pay-raises.html

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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by Ever8054: 9:51pm On Mar 06, 2018
this is unbelievable....protest pay rise ? when even Nigeria pastors are planning a protests that there poor members are no longer bringing enough tithe to them...African leaders after reading this news be like.....

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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by Nobody: 9:57pm On Mar 06, 2018
Believe this jargons at your own peril.... Alaba market journalism.. Still over 70% haven't even helped out others in anyway ... Lies for people @ diaspora

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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by eTECTIVe(m): 10:19pm On Mar 06, 2018
Jesu.. No wonder our doctors are running to Canada

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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by psucc(m): 10:24pm On Mar 06, 2018
Quite out of the blues. Will comment further.
Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by Ishilove: 10:32pm On Mar 06, 2018
*SIGH*

Nigeria truly is a shithole

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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by NwaAmaikpe: 7:08am On Mar 07, 2018
shocked


The doctors are ingrates.
What is their goal in life if it is not to amass wealth?

Did Bill Gates become the world's richest man by turning down more money?

This is pure foolishness, their parents would regret ever sending them to medical school.
They honestly need a reorientation.

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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by Nobody: 8:09am On Mar 07, 2018
Wow. This is beyond words

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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by eleojo23: 8:21am On Mar 07, 2018
"We, Quebec doctors, are asking that the salary increases granted to physicians be canceled and that the resources of the system be better distributed for the good of the health care workers and to provide health services worthy to the people of Quebec."

Wow...people will come here now and start calling these doctors foolish for rejecting a pay raise but all I see here are people who genuinely care about others. This kind of thing is rare in this part of the world. We preach about putting others first, we say 'love your neighbor as yourself' but most of us don't practice it.
Most of these guys don't even listen to all the sermons that we listen to every Sunday or fridays yet they have genuine concern for the well being of their fellow men and they want everyone to enjoy the national cake.

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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by CAPSLOCKED: 8:22am On Mar 07, 2018

THIS IS MAXIMUM STUPIDITY.


COLLECT THE MONEY AND SEND IT TO POOR AFRICAN AND ASIAN COUNTRIES AS CHARITY. undecided

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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by eleojo23: 8:23am On Mar 07, 2018
The group say they are offended that they would receive raises when nurses and patients are struggling.

These guys care about other healthcare workers unlike in this part of the world where the reverse is the case.

Pull-them-down syndrome is endemic here
Doctors will most of the time resist any attempt that will lead to better welfare for the other healthcare professionals.
And in so doing, have created a very toxic work environment in the healthcare setting.

There is definitely something wrong with the black man..

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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by eleojo23: 8:24am On Mar 07, 2018
CAPS LOCKED:

THIS IS MAXIMUM STUPIDITY.


COLLECT THE MONEY AND SEND IT TO POOR AFRICAN AND ASIAN COUNTRIES AS CHARITY. undecided

Why should they send it to African countries? Because they are poor? Their own country wasn't rich from the beginning, they developed it.

For how long will African countries keep looking for handouts?
Africans should better wake up and make their continent a better place for themselves too.

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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by Liliyann(f): 8:39am On Mar 07, 2018
Foolish and stupid doctors
Who does that?
Doctors here are complaining of not being paid,some fools are protesting coz they are being paid more.
Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by eleojo23: 9:13am On Mar 07, 2018
Liliyann:
Foolish and stupid doctors
Who does that?
Doctors here are complaining of not being paid,some fools are protesting coz they are being paid more.

They are foolish abi? Smh..

This kind of thing is strange to the African mind.

Too much poverty has created a mindset of always wanting to acquire more for ourselves even when we don't need it. That is why politicians will steal so much money that you will wonder whether they intend to spend it in their next life. That's a very poor and primitive mindset

There is nothing wrong in allowing the national cake to go round so that everyone can enjoy. That is what these doctors are trying to do.

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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by Thermodynamics(m): 11:27am On Mar 07, 2018
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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by Raydos(m): 11:27am On Mar 07, 2018
grin
Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by exlinkleads(f): 11:27am On Mar 07, 2018
what?


omg


were can I just faint while crying for Nigeria at the same time

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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by Acidosis(m): 11:27am On Mar 07, 2018
shocked shocked shocked
Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by castrol180(m): 11:28am On Mar 07, 2018
...this is good, it is a socialism ideology.

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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by salbis(m): 11:28am On Mar 07, 2018
Such news can only come from sane climes.

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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by Narldon(f): 11:28am On Mar 07, 2018
Shift lemme faint shocked

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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by miqos02(m): 11:29am On Mar 07, 2018
Hmmm
Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by Nobody: 11:29am On Mar 07, 2018
Wow
Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by blaise00700(m): 11:29am On Mar 07, 2018
na wa oo
Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by frinx: 11:29am On Mar 07, 2018
Can our National Assembly ever get to this point cry

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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by globalresource: 11:29am On Mar 07, 2018
What have we done to deserve this heartless leaders. Until there is a revolution, Nigeria will maintain the status quo

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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by ALCOHOLKILLS(m): 11:30am On Mar 07, 2018
to become a doctor don de hungry me ooooo

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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by okonja(m): 11:30am On Mar 07, 2018
Na so I see ham ooo
Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by Igba123: 11:30am On Mar 07, 2018
See sane and civilized ppl living in a civilized society where everybody feels responsible. Exact opposite of my one nigeria. One bc everybody must feel d brunt of others' foolishness n ineptitude.

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Re: 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They're Being Paid Too Much by piagetskinner(m): 11:31am On Mar 07, 2018
hm

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