NDP pledges to hire, train more health-care professionals

April 1, 2011

NDP Leader Jack Layton announced Friday that a government led by him would work with the provinces and territories to hire 1,200 doctors and 6,000 nurses over the next decade. Layton said the NDP would also invest $80 million to upgrade medical schools, support physicians in remote areas, and forgive student loans to medical professionals who practice family medicine for at least 10 years. NDP News Release | Globe and Mail | CBC