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Public Statement Made by Dr. Télesphore Parizeau
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Montréal

Le Devoir, Tuesday June 19, 1934, p. 3

The Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Montréal is happy that order has been re-established in the hospitals affected by the strike.

In support of the declaration made by the authorities of Notre Dame Hospital, the Faculty wishes to inform its student-internes, the only ones that fall under its authority, that it consents, this one time, to forgive the very grave infraction that they have committed. Further, the Faculty wishes to remind them that they not only failed to strictly obey the regulations of the Faculty, but that, as well, they unfortunately forgot the compelling duty that is theirs: to care for the sick. The Faculty declares that never they will be recognised the right to strike, a right already very disputable in commerce and industry, and which is absolutetly inadmissible in the hospital services where all of its members must devote themselves strictly to the care of the sick.

© 1999 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College (For the translation)