Just when you thought that Canadians couldn't get any nicer, it turns out that a group of doctors in Quebec is rejecting a pay increase in favor of putting the money towards better patient care and fair compensation for other health care professionals. The pay raise, part of an eight-year deal made in February 2018, offers the province's general practitioners and medical specialists raises of up to 1.8 percent a year. But at least 700 of those physicians have signed a petition arguing that the funds should be used to ensure better patient services. A recent independent report appears to back up their argument, stating that physicians in Quebec are spending less time with their patients even though their salaries doubled between 2005 and 2015.
What else makes Canada great:
- More than 50 percent of Canadians have a four-year college degree -- the highest tertiary education rate of any country.
- Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.
- Residents of the northern Manitoba town of Churchill leave their houses and cars unlocked to provide a safe haven from polar bear attacks.