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Manitoba Tories Pledge to Recruit, Retain Doctors

March 22, 2016 1:05 PM | News

Brian Pallister

PC Leader Brian Pallister (HANDOUT)

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives would work to recruit and retain doctors if elected on April 19.

“Manitoba is facing more doctor shortages and under the NDP we have the worst record for doctor retention in the country,” said leader Brian Pallister.

“We train doctors but many leave quickly for other destinations.”

Pallister says more than 2,300 doctors have left the province while the NDP has been in power.

Pallister says his party would create an improved doctor recruitment and retention program, hire recruiting experts, promote hometown doctors education in local communities, and conduct exit interviews with departing doctors to determine their reasons for leaving.

— Staff