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In 18 months, Dr. Yves Bolduc took on 1,600 patients while he was moonlighting at a clinic in Quebec City.
In 18 months, Dr. Yves Bolduc took on 1,600 patients while he was moonlighting at a clinic in Quebec City.
(Clement Allard/The Canadian Press)

In L’Affaire Bolduc, the real scandal is the bonus system itself

In recent days, L’Affaire Bolduc has dominated the political news in Quebec.

The short version is this: Yves Bolduc, a former provincial health minister, is also a physician. When the Liberal government was defeated in September, 2012, he returned to medical practice part-time, while retaining his job as an opposition Member of the National Assembly. When the Liberals took power again in April, 2014, and Dr. Bolduc returned to the cabinet (as education minister), he stopped practising.