Canadian health minister pressured to resign

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Opposition leaders have called for the resignation of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Health Minister Ross Wiseman for a series of health problems, ranging from flawed breast cancer tests, inaccurate radiology reports, lengthy waiting times and shortages of medical talent, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

Democratic Leader Lorraine Michael told CDC that a series of problems, including shortages of dental surgeons, nurses and others, points to a growing crisis in healthcare. She said that Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams could restore faith in the healthcare system by finding a new minister.

Michael also said that the amalgamation of regional health boards into four large authorities has not worked, and an independent review of the entire system should begin.

In addition, a controversial radiology review and erroneous breast cancer lab tests have plagued Wiseman, who has claimed that Eastern Health authority is responsible for the mistakes.

"When the liberals have no substantial criticism to make, when they have no positive suggestions about how to do things, they'll always resort to asking for the minister's resignation," CDC said that Wiseman responded.