Another medical group against PQ's charter
Quebec's medical union is speaking out against the Parti Québécois’s proposed Charter of Values.
A survey among members showed that 83% of them knew a resident who wears a religious symbol and 16% of them wear one themselves; 25 % of those who wear one said they would leave their residency in Quebec if the charter was passed.
“There is an alarming voice from our doctors in training right now,” Dr. Joseph Dahine, medical resident and president of the union told CJAD.
“We fear that residents will leave Quebec and that it will impact our ability to attract future doctors if the charter is known across the world.”
Dahine says religious symbols are not an issue in hospitals and that if the charter is passed it will have detrimental effects on Quebec's medical workforce.
The survey was conducted last month and elicited 1115 responses, which represents 31% of members.