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October 21, 2021

Canada doesn't know how bad its doctor shortage is, let alone how to fix it

National Post

Not many physicians can say they were seduced by economics, but David Peachey can. Formerly a general practitioner in rural Ontario, he’s spent the last 25 years asking a basic question: How many doctors does Canada need?

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October 21, 2021

He's 75, but this family doctor keeps postponing retirement

CBC Nova Scotia

He's been talking about retirement for years, but now one of the oldest practising family doctors in Nova Scotia says he's more worried about staffing at his community's hospital than himself.  "Yes, retirement is very much on the mind, but I want to feel good when I leave," said Dr. Ken Murray, now one of 31 family doctors over the age of 75, according to Doctors Nova Scotia.

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October 19, 2021

Doctors wanted: N.S. recruitment office says interest is growing

CTV News Atlantic

Nova Scotia's newly launched campaign to recruit more doctors seems to be picking up steam.  The government office tasked with the job is now fully functional, and the man in charge says there's already been significant interest from doctors and medical students.

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