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Quebec Doctors Want Pay For Haiti Volunteer Work

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Quebec orthopedists en route to help in Haiti relief efforts are asking the Canadian government to pay them their daily $800 wage under medicare, CBCNews reports.

The money doesn't diminish their volunteer work but is a concrete way for the Quebec government to recognize their contribution, Jacques Desnoyers, president of Quebec's orthopedists association wrote in the letter addressed to the province's health minister, Yves Bolduc.

Canadian firefighters and police officers sent to Haiti are remunerated, the federation of medical specialists noted, so the request is within reason.