Yves Bolduc to give his bonus money to charity

Education minister Yves Bolduc says he'll turn over the bonus money he received while working as a general practitioner in 2012 and 2013.

He made his intentions known at a morning news conference on Wednesday.

He received $215,000 in the period following the PQ's election win in 2012, after he took on hundreds of new patients.

He was benefiting from a system he himself created in 2011, while he was the health minister.

The revelation sparked calls from several quarters for him to quit the cabinet — including from Claude Castonguay, the Liberal health minister of the 1970s who's credited as the father of Quebec's medicare system.

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  1. Flabbergasted posted on 07/16/2014 01:01 PM
    Notwithstanding that it's good for the charitable organization, he immorally took this money from us, the taxpayers, and now will get an income tax benefit (re: reduces income tax on his "legitimate" income) from the donation... Unbelievable !
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