2018-02-07 from cbc.ca

Dr. Amanda MacDonald is the first to admit she probably shouldn't be working in Nova Scotia.

The native Bluenoser says it was always her intention to practise here when she finished her training at a medical school in the Caribbean, but it's counterintuitive considering the province's financial climate for family doctors.

"It was a poor financial move for me to come back home, but it was where I was always going to come anyway," said MacDonald, who practises in Windsor. "But if you don't have that same tie to the area, why would you come?"

Data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information shows family doctors in Nova Scotia earn, on average, between $10,000 and $100,000 a year less than their counterparts in other provinces.

Nova Scotia is at the bottom of the list at $259,368, while Ontario is tops at $363,879. The averages in P.E.I. and New Brunswick are $305,091 and $293,636, respectively.

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