Politics comes before health care in Quebec

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 01 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:323
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    The Canadian province of Quebec will have to import surgeons from Toronto and France because of its decision last year to move the province's only lung transplant programme to the capital, Quebec City.

    There are no suitably qualified surgeons in Quebec, and last year's decision angered doctors and lay people in Montreal. This anger has now turned to ridicule. The Montreal English language newspaper, the Gazette, called …

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