Dr. John Haggie, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Health Minister discusses the budget deficit his province is facing in this June 29, 2016 article in The Telegram (St. John’s, NL). He called it “unparalleled in Canadian history in any jurisdiction”.

At the July 2016 Primary Healthcare Forum Conference, Dr. Haggie compared the $2.4 billion deficit to the likes of countries such as Venezuela and Puerto Rico. He also stated that Newfoundland and Labrador spend 29% more per capita.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association has come up with a series of recommendations for the government to consider and has also recommended that their members be a part of the process.

CanAm Physician Recruiting feels the NLMA’s recommendation of including its members in creating solutions is a brilliant idea. Who better than the people who will be trying to balance these new policies and procedures with providing their patients with the highest quality of care?

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