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Samir Shaheen-Hussain

Social-justice activist and pediatric emergency physician

Samir Shaheen-Hussain became active in grassroots social-justice movements in 2002 while in medical school and has been active in Indigenous solidarity, migrant justice, and anti-police-violence organizing over the years.

More recently, he was part of the Health Justice Collective that was active against the Conservative government's cuts to refugee healthcare in 2012, and has been involved in initiatives striving for universal access to dignified healthcare for all.

Trained as a pediatrician, Samir works full-time in a pediatric emergency department and occasionally in the newborn intensive care unit, and is also the community-based pediatric consultant for the Médecins du Monde's "Projet migrants" clinic. He is assistant professor in pediatrics within the faculty of medicine at McGill University.
Quebec Medical Specialists Must Put Patients Before Self

Quebec Medical Specialists Must Put Patients Before Self Interest

We will welcome the time when the FMSQ becomes a more democratic organization and breaks away from the corporatist-union approach accentuated during the president Barrette era, and mobilizes against minister Barrette's draconian reforms by developing a common front with other groups and sectors also opposed to them.
05/29/2017 10:43 EDT
When Will Police Stop Killing Our

When Will Police Stop Killing Our Youth?

Brandon was shot and killed not far from his hometown of Maniwaki, which has a population of about 4,000 people and is adjacent to the Anishinabeg (Algonquin) community of Kitigan Zibi, about 300 kilometres northwest of Montreal. His death went almost completely unnoticed in the media. Yet, a 17-year-old adolescent killed by the police in the context of a banal driving violation is newsworthy, particularly in light of the the fact that more than 50 people, most of whom were marginalized, have been killed in police operations in Quebec (and over 150 in Canada) since 2005.
01/05/2016 10:58 EST