Ontario’s doctors ask Minister Hoskins to clarify his position
Today, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, appeared to say that he is prepared to move forward with a long-term, permanent and stable framework with the province's physicians.
Ontario’s doctors ask Minister Hoskins to clarify his position
Today, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, appeared to say that he is prepared to move forward with a long-term, permanent and stable framework with the province's physicians.
April 24, 2016

Toronto, ON, April 22, 2016 – Ontario’s doctors have long said that strengthening patient-focused care requires a fair and predictable agreement that includes binding arbitration. Indeed, in October 2015, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) launched a challenge under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms against the Government of Ontario that asks the court to declare that physicians have a constitutional right to a binding dispute resolution mechanism.

Today, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, appeared to say that he is prepared to move forward with a long-term, permanent and stable framework with the province’s physicians. In order to move forward with the process of meaningful negotiations, rather than negotiate in public and mischaracterize the facts, Ontario’s doctors ask that Hoskins clarify his position directly with the OMA.

Ontario’s doctors remain dedicated to providing patient-focused care and believe a fair and predictable physician agreement is the best way to strengthen the quality care patients need and deserve.

Dr. Mike Toth,
President Ontario Medical Association


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