News BriefsDoctors fight for pensions; N.B. Casual workers can unionize; Western premiers agree on EI reform; Wal-mart union certification overturned; N.L. doctors demand pay increases; Alta. needs 30,000 construction workers by 2017; Employers hoard anti-flu drugs07/13/2009|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/13/2009 Doctors fight for pensionsOttawa — Canadian doctors are calling on the government to make changes to tax laws so they can join a registered pension plan. Federal and provincial tax laws prohibit self-employed doctors from contributing to registered pension plans because they are already eligible for several tax-relief options, said Canadian Medical Association president Robert Ouellet. In April, pension advocate Dr. Mary Fernando addressed the need for pension plan access before a federal standing committee on health. She cited doctor shortages as an example of why a pension plan is necessary and said Canada is the only country that does not allow its publicly funded physician force to contribute to pensions.N.B. Casual workers can unionize To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.