The massive shortage was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sanders said.
Doctors treating coronavirus patients were supposed to be allowed into the U.S. But hundreds of young doctors have their visas put on hold indefinitely.
"They walk out of here unencumbered, looking at a future where they can do what their passion tells them, which is to help people live better quality lives."
A group that represents doctors and advocates for public health in Quebec is asking that the money instead be allocated to the health-care system at large.