Ontario hospital uses PQ's values charter to recruit health workers

Posted By: Canadian Press · 9/12/2013 9:54:00 AM

One Ontario hospital is turning Quebec's proposed restrictions on religious clothing in the public sector into an opportunity to recruit nurses and doctors.

Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, Ont., is putting out an ad on social media and in Montreal's McGill student newspaper seeking health-care professionals.

The poster depicts a woman wearing a hijab with the slogan, "We don't care what's on your head, we care what's in it.''

A spokesman for the hospital says it wants to let Quebec's health professionals know there's a great hospital in the Greater Toronto Area that wants them.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has said the inclusive nature of Canadian society is worth preserving, and she would oppose anything that would attack that inclusion.

Quebec's proposed "values charter'' would prohibit hospital workers and other public sector workers from wearing religious clothing like hijabs, kippas and turbans in the workplace.

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  1. Elenor posted on 09/12/2013 10:15 AM
    Quebec is a joke.. I go to a dr. in Ontario and wouldn't have it any other way..
    We will be like russia soon. Can't wait to get out of Quebec.. SOON
    1. YEAH posted on 09/16/2013 08:21 PM
      @Elenor what are you waiting for?
  2. clint posted on 09/12/2013 10:59 AM
    Brilliant !
  3. Eric posted on 09/12/2013 11:44 AM
    The PQ government are destroying Quebec. What used to be a great province with even greater potential is being run into the ground. Just because of their closed minded ideals and continued desire to make this their Country. More and more educated professionals will be leaving, why not? Can it be any worse than here? Compaies will leave, investment will drop, taxes will go up and up. We already have the highest taxes and are known as the poorest peoples. Marois and her xenophobes have finally done it! If they are kicked out and Liberals get in can things be turned around? Maybe, but there will always be the possibility of the PQ getting back in power some day and then back to the same nonsense if not worse. For me, I have a few years left to retire and my family is getting the heck out of this province, just what Marois would just love to know I am sure. This is truly sad, Quebec could have been on top or close to the top instead of being buried in the ground!
  4. Jeff G posted on 09/12/2013 12:20 PM
    When Mdme. Marois and her band of idiots realize the additional and seemingly never-ending potential harm and embarrassment they are bringing to this province with the Quebec Charter of THEIR Values, and decide to take it off the table like so many other stupid proposals they have presented in only one year (amazing), it will be too late to put the genie back in the bottle. Lest we forget.
  5. uglyren posted on 09/12/2013 12:31 PM
    The biggest problem with all this is that the people of Quebec actually suffer from all of this . I am 42 yrs old and haven't had a family doctor since my early 30's. Mine didn't even retire, he simply left his private practice to work in a clinic due to having to deal with to much red tape.

    I have 2 young children and they currently don't have a Pediatrician after their 1st one quit to raise a family and the 2nd one we found retired.

    Quebec doesn't need any more reasons for doctors to leave this province. I may have to move my family just so we can get proper medical attention when we need it.

    Leaving this province literately may become a matter of life or death for me and my family.

    I could give a flying Montreal Canadians puck what my doctor chooses to wear on their head. I just wish I could find one.
    1. 1mohawkview posted on 09/14/2013 11:46 AM
      @uglyren I also am afraid this may become a matter of life and death. Not only is it hard to find a doctor, but when you are very sick you may not seek medical attention for fear of waiting days in the hallways.
      I am afraid this may lead to pandemics. *:(
  6. 1mohawkview posted on 09/12/2013 01:10 PM
    Brilliant advertising. You can see into the future that this will be in our grand-children's history or social studies classes.
  7. Eric posted on 09/12/2013 01:16 PM
    This is a joke. Quebec's ideas will be the fall of society as we know it in this province! Like Elenor said... can't wait to get out of here! I can't believe that in 2013, we are back with a line of thoughts that dates from the early 1900's... It's time to learn to live with each others!
    1. Stefanie posted on 09/12/2013 02:45 PM
      @Eric Eric, don't let her win by leaving. We all need to stand together. Running away is not what a true Canadienne does! We all must fight for what is right!
  8. Michael posted on 09/12/2013 02:14 PM
    The sad part is this seems to be part of a larger PQ plan to drive more and more immigrants out of Quebec, in a feeble attempt at concentrating the remaining population to support separatism.

    Between this, the waste of time and energy Bill 14 is turning out to be, supporting the student protest (and then cutting the school's budgets), this government is the joke.

    How about they try to tackle the real issues: Corruption, Health Care, Corruption, Education.
    1. rachid posted on 09/13/2013 04:24 PM
      @Michael i congratulate u for ur deep very relavant analysis , u got the behind the lines
  9. Eric posted on 09/12/2013 05:22 PM
    I feel sad for Pauline, her culture is slowly diminishing in the province and now with deterring Immigrants from coming here she better make sure that her pure laine Quebecois start pumping out babies or the Quebecois will slowly and eventually disappear. Their birth rate is so low. What to do! What to do!!!!
  10. JP posted on 09/13/2013 04:46 AM
    Bon débarras ! Religion out please !
    1. More BS posted on 09/14/2013 08:32 AM
      @JP I can see by your picture JP that you are a young man and health care is probably not the first thing on your mine. Unless you are related to a politician or are very well off you may well need a doctor one day. When you are sick or injured you would be glad to have a doctor of any religious faith to take care of you . Be careful what you ask for young fellow because you might just get it.
  11. jonico posted on 09/13/2013 10:20 AM
    That is one great advertisement. Puts everything in perspective. PQ is so backwards & still living in '70s. We look like backward, bigots to rest of Canada & world. Why don't they concentrate on what is important to tax payers - Economy, jobs, health & education. Time for an election & get rid of PQ toxic & stale ideas. Let's join the rest of the world with modern fresh ideas.
  12. Alia posted on 09/16/2013 12:18 AM
    Inclusion is awesome! the slogan is amazing!
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