MDs protest refugee health policies
It has been almost a year since doctors came out in force on Parliament Hill protest changes to healthcare for refugees. Last June the immigration minister, Jason Kenney, told Ottawa Morning it was only fair that refugees get the same treatment as low-income Canadians, who have to pay for supplementary benefits like medications, dentistry and eye care. Today, the doctors are marching again, in 17 cities across the country, asking the minister to reconsider.
Dr Alison Eyre is a family physician at Centretown Community Health Centre. She spoke to Robyn about her reasons for joining the protest.