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"One of the greatest privileges in our society is to have the letters MD after your name. Those two letters confer great power. And with that power comes great responsibility, to quote Voltaire – or Spider-Man, depending on your literary predilections." André Picard offers a A challenge for new doctors


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May 31, 1877: Medical degrees earned in Canada now accepted in Britain.
May 31, 1970: Employees in Quebec private hospitals strike.
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June 3, 1934: Dr. Frederick Banting, knighted by King George V.
June 4, 1897: Mater Miseracordia Hospital in Rossland, BC opens.

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  • Irving Gold to Executive Director, Resident Doctors of Canada, Ottawa, ON
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