PETITION FOR MORE DOCTORS NOW!
Premier Ford & Minister Christine Elliot:
The worldwide Covid-19 pandemic is now at the doorstep of major Canadian cities.
The events in other countries demonstrate the need for more medical professionals in order to keep people healthy and save lives.
Recent statistics from the World Bank and the Canadian Institute for Health Information, show that Italy has 4.1 doctors per 1,000 people, while Canada has only 2.4 doctors per 1,000 people.
Ontario is home to an estimated 7,000 foreign trained doctors, who are prevented from practicing in Canada because of artificial and legislative barriers.
The high cost of testing($10,000), the lack of resident internships, and the infrequency of testing are just three examples of the barriers.
We the undersigned are asking you to use your legislative powers in expediting testing, reducing or eliminating the testing prices, and providing hospital residencies to every successful applicant, so that they can join the fight against this Covid-19 pandemic.
It's time to take down barriers to doctors who want to serve our communities.
We need more doctors NOW!