There is little that can divide a crowd faster than talk about Canada’s health care system. The public – private debate; the waiting lists; the number of specialists; training for health care workers – for each issue within the health care debate there is a different solution depending to whom you are speaking.

Recently, in Quebec, the talk has been of salaries and more particularly, salaries for doctors. In this Comment, Claude Castonguay, the former Quebec Minister of Health and Social Affairs argues that it is time to cooperate and seek common solutions.

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