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Canadian medical residents strike over fees

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 22 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:214
  1. PETER VAUGHAN, medical journalist
  1. Ontario

    More than 200 medical residents in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan are on strike in protest over a new $C2200 (pounds sterling1000) tuition fee. The strike began this month after the junior doctors were told that they would be replaced by international medical graduates if they did not pay tuition fees. At issue is whether house staff are students or employees.

    Medical schools across Canada are watching the dispute in Saskatchewan with interest as each looks …

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