By Letter to the Editor on May 21, 2020.
A restructuring of our doctors’ pay scale is essential as what we have is not sustainable. Our doctors are the highest paid in all of Canada, and gobble up 30 per cent of our budget! Although many doctors use the present system fairly, there are others who are doubling, even tripling their average salary. The UCP has looked at other provincial models in an honest attempt to rectify this train wreck!
The doctors are inflaming this situation by threatening to walk; to where? Certainly not Canada as we are substantially the highest-paid province. The U.S.? Go for the high insurance costs because you’re now personally responsible for every minuscule thing you do! Of course, we appreciate our doctors, but let them come up with a better solution because we couldn’t afford them last year when we had an economy and we definitely need it to change now.