Yes, this is the right time to “call out” elected officials and demand progressive policy

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  • Efildah Madondo says:

    Thank you

  • Laura Cooper says:

    Where is the Toronto sign? Inquiring minds would like to know?

  • Rosemary Merkley says:

    I totally agree with your statements. Our fight for the care seniors/ in fact every citizen has a right to has only just begun. Please do not forget what has happened to our seniors during this covid19 pandemic

  • rickk says:

    I’m sure you and your brethren will be the first in line to augment your reimbursements from ohip so that the RPN and PSW salary scales are more in line with laborious and compassionate care they provide. Some might argue there is enough money in the system and perhaps it needs to be redistributed better. The question is who will be the first in the chair for the haircut.

    • Najib says:

      I completely agree that RPN and PSW are indeed disproportionately poorly compensated for all the work they do and there should be a re-distribution. In fact there is actually also an issue within the physician compensation model that ironically disproportionately and unreasonably highly compensates certain specialties and I believe is completely unjustified…. There needs to be reform!
      That all being said it is important to keep in mind that ultimately the physician compensation is roughly 23% of all health care expenditure meaning the majority of spending is not on physicians. Also Ontario has one of the lowest per capita health care spending in the Canada… So the issue is much more fundemental. Tahnks for your comment.

      • Mohamed Fetaih says:

        COVID-19 pandemic exposed the short comings not only in the health care system but also the supply of essential medical equipment and medications which Canada outsourced it to China . The debate should include securing these strategic supplies by moving manufacturing them back to Canada. Thanks for these valuable information that not too many Ontarian’s know

  • Terry Byrne says:

    Oooooooooo canada our land of genocide…

    Excellent article, Najib!!!!!


Najib Safieddine


Najib Safieddine is a Thoracic Surgeon, assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto, and is a member of Health Providers Against Poverty (HPAP).

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