Canadian doctors demand pay cut?
Hundreds of doctors in Canada have launched a campaign to protest their salary hike.
An online petition was started by a group representing Quebec doctors, stating that they are handsomely paid.
"We, Quebec doctors who believe in a strong public system, oppose the recent salary increases negotiated by our medical federations," the Médecins Québécois Pour le Régime (MQRP) petition reads in French.
They demanded better working conditions for their colleagues who work as nurses instead of getting a raise in salary.
"If our colleagues are happier, if our patients are getting better care, we'll all be winners, and it's not an increase in pay that will do that," Dr. Isabelle Leblanc, MQRP president told CBC news.
"Contrary to the Prime Minister's statements, we believe that there is a way to redistribute the resources of the Quebec health system to promote the health of the population and meet the needs of patients without pushing workers to the end," the group said.
Responding to the protest, Quebec Health Minister Gaéta has said, "If they (doctors) feel they are overpaid, they can leave the money on the table. I guarantee you I can make good use of it."