Gazette – Here’s something to chew on: the Canadian Health Coalition estimates that Canada needs 5,200 more doctors. Okay, that probably won’t come as a surprise to many – particularly to those looking for a physician.
But what will come as a surprise – shock, more likely – to many is that there are countless doctors who were trained in other countries, who have passed all their Canadian qualifications, but who are being denied from practising in this country.
Why? Many of those being denied were trained in Africa, as well as in other parts of the planet. Could racism be at play? The Canadian Human Rights Commission considers that there is enough evidence of discrimination to warrant an investigation.