While in many parts of the world people are complaining about being underpaid, doctors in Quebec are actually protesting against getting a pay raise – but for good reason. The doctors have been joined by other medical specialists, residents, and medical students in signing a letter against earning more.
The medical professionals ask that the money be reallocated to benefit nurses and patients instead. Close to 800 individuals have signed the letter since it was released in late February.
The doctors hope the redistribution of resources can help overburdened nurses, clerks, and patients.
The letter, originally written in French and published by the group Médecins Québécois Pour le Régime (MQRP), reads:
“We, Quebec doctors who believe in a strong public system, oppose the recent salary increases negotiated by our medical federations.
“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. The only thing that seems to be immune to the cuts is our remuneration.”
According to a report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the average Canadian physician earned about $260,924 (gross) in 2016.
This is not the first time doctors in Quebec stood for their colleagues and patients. MQRP also penned a letter in February 17 opposing the $500 million in pay increases for specialist doctors, which they called “indecent.” The latest letter came after nurses held sit-ins to protest their working conditions. The petition further says:
“Contrary to the Prime Minister’s statements, 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.
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.”
Sri Lanka Blocks Facebook, Whatsapp As Buddhist T********s Attack Muslims
Social media platforms like Facebook have been used to incite violence against Muslims.
The government of Sri Lanka has announced a nationwide state of emergency on Tuesday, following attacks by the Buddhists on the minority Muslim community in the central district of Kandy. It began on Sunday as an angry mob, predominantly composed of the Sinhalese ethnic group, targeted Muslim houses and business establishments, and at least one mosque.
There has been an increasing tension between these two communities in recent years, with Buddhist extremists accusing Muslims of forcing people to change their faith to Islam.
Despite the nationwide alert, Buddhist mobs continue to burn Muslim houses and businesses.
The mob attacks resulted in at least one death.
Putin Boasts Chilling Video of Russia Dropping Nuclear On Florida
“No missile defense system” will be able to stop the supersonic weapon, threatened the Russian President.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - In his annual state of the nation address to the Federal Assembly, President Vladimir Putin spoke before the Russian Parliament along with government officials and public figures. The event was held at the Kremlin’s St George Hall.
In the said speech, the Russian leader showed an animated video featuring a prototype nuclear missile. What’s disturbing about the presentation, however, was that it blatantly shows Russia dropping the nuclear weapon on Florida in the United States.
Russia’s supersonic weapon can’t be tracked by anti-missile systems, claims Putin.
Yes, Putin isn’t being very subtle and the video has since sparked mixed reactions from netizens everywhere. According to him, he can hit any location in the world regardless of their defense systems. ...
Trump Announces He’s Running Again for 2020, Names Campaign Manager
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After sitting in office for over a year now, US President Donald Trump has officially confirmed that he will once again run for the same position come the 2020 election. Plus he has even named who his next campaign manager will be.
According to recent reports, President Trump has picked Brad Parscale as his campaign manager for the next election, who previously worked with his as his digital strategis in 2016.
Aiming for a second term.
Of course, Trump seeking re-election is no longer a surprise for observers who are probably aware that he has already filed the needed paperwork back on Inauguration Day. The announcement of Parscale has, so far, been seen by many as the biggest indication that, yes, the president is really serious about the idea of running again....