Legault takes aim at McGill
François Legault says newly trained doctors who leave the province should be forced to reimburse Quebec for the cost of their training.
In particular, he says too many graduates from McGill's medical school desert Quebec for Ontario and the United States.
"I will not rule out using the notwithstanding clause, if necessary, to ensure that we keep more doctors who study at McGill," he told Le Devoir newspaper. "It doesn't make sense that at McGill, after five year, half of the doctors have left Quebec."
Legault says the notwithstanding clause could be used to force recent graduates to repay the $160,000 cost of their training.
About 50% of new doctors trained at McGill leave the province soon afterward.