Canada: QUEBEC: Veteran's Preference

There were three contenders for the post of chief surgeon at the new Hôtel-Dieu in Sorel. One, a native of Quebec, was licensed long ago by the provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons, had served overseas in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. The second, Dr. Georges Montel, a native of France, got a quickie license from the college only last September. He also had a war record: he served the Vichy government. The third, a local doctor pinch-hitting as head surgeon, was brushed aside. Last month the Sorel hospital turned down the veteran, hired Collaborator Montel.

Dr. Montel had...

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