Aug 14, 2012
By Michael Kramer
The organization representing Canada’s doctors is supporting Ontario colleagues battling over fee cuts imposed by the provincial government.
Delegates to the Canadian Medical Association’s General Council have voted to back Ontario doctors, and any other provincial or territorial medical association which finds itself in similar straits.
The resolution calls on the CMA to offer unspecified support for provincial associations which resort to the courts to contest the right to a fair bargaining process.
Outgoing CMA president Dr. John Haggie says Canada’s doctors won’t stand by silently while governments impose unilateral measures that are counterproductive to good patient care.
The Ontario Medical Association has asked the Ontario Superior Court to reverse fee cuts imposed by the provincial government.