Doctors In Canada Are Protesting And The Reason Makes Absolutely No Sense

Joe Welkie
Canadian doctors are protesting because they believe they are paid too much
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Canadians have the stereotype that they’re just too darn nice. They live up there with their snowy, cold climate, syrup, and all those moose, and they are just loving life. It seems like you just can’t meet a mean Canadian. Further proof of this: Canadian doctors are protesting because they believe they are paid too much. As if such a thing existed! You darn Canadians.

In a letter stating their position, over 500 doctors and residents, as well as around 150 medical students, laid out their beliefs: “We, Quebec doctors who believe in a strong public system, oppose the recent salary increases negotiated by our medical federations.”

Canadian doctors are protesting because they believe they are paid too much

The letter goes on, “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.”

Canadian doctors are protesting because they believe they are paid too much

The doctors of Quebec believe the money could and should be better spent elsewhere. They blame the Ministry of Health for the poor health and lack of education about health in their country. “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.”

Meanwhile, here is the daydream of every doctor everywhere else in the world:

Canadian doctors are protesting because they believe they are paid too much

But we all can’t be as kind as Canadians, I suppose.

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  • Punkindrublic1

    Actually this makes absolute sense. The Canadian healthcare system while “free” still has its flaws. Long wait times in hospitals for procedures and some surgeries. Emergency room wait times are atrocious. I applaud them for trying to fix our system by trying to not take the raise as an average salary doctors currently make here is just over $200K annually is not chump change. Put that money back into making the process work faster and provide better care for the people that need it. Kudos doctors, kudos.