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National licensure makes sense for physicians and patients

By Elizabeth Clement      

While the issue leaves physicians with their heads spinning and communities without adequate care, many believe the solution is national licensure—a single licence that’s transferrable across provinces.

Those working on Parliament Hill know well the ironic challenge of getting goods across provincial borders. Front and centre this past while is alcohol, with Canadian-made wines and beers locked within their native province. This same challenge applies to services, too, and one that is generating migraine-quality headaches in small communities is that of physician licensure.

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