Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Doctor's alleged refusal to treat lesbians sparks rights complaint

Will conservatives out there who condemn immigrants for refusing to embrace "Canadian values" like equality now come to the defense of this Winnipeg lesbian couple? Apparently not the National Post.

Clearly, the case of Dr. Kamelia Elias and Andrea and Ginette Markowski illustrates the need to ensure that foreign-trained physicians receive better cultural-sensitivity before setting up shop in Canada.

While the Globe article today focused on the possible need for better cultural sensitivity training for such doctors, the National Post, as per usual, focused only on the bogus issue of freedom of religion, as if a doctor in our public health system should be able to discriminate against patients based on sexual orientation due to religious bigotry or ignorance. Shame.

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