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As Alberta now realizes, private clinics are the best way to tackle long waitlists

July 22, 2020

Alberta is on the right track with a bill that will make it easier for private surgical clinics to be established, setting the example for other pr...

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How Much Risk is Reasonable Risk a Health Care Professional is Expected to Take in a Pandemic?

April 24, 2020

Those on the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19 deserve the best personal protective equipment (PPE) that is available. If hospital administ...

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It’s Time to Look at Health Care Through a Different Lens and Embrace Private Clinics

March 9, 2020

As we await the verdict in a B.C. Supreme Court case where Dr. Brian Day argued the private sector has a role to play in our public health-care sys...

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Despite Being Denied Basic Democratic Dispute Resolution, Doctors Need to Keep Fighting for Fair Treatment

August 5, 2016

The Ontario healthcare world is abuzz about the latest development in the ongoing battle between the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), its members...

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In Negotiations, Binding Arbitration is Non-Negotiable

August 2, 2016

On July 11, 2016, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) made an unexpected announcement to its members – it had reached a tentative four-year...

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What Ontario Doctors Can Do to Make the Provincial Government Treat Them Fairly

January 19, 2016

The Ontario Government has made unilateral and significant cuts to the fees that doctors are allowed to charge for the services they provide. Despite protestations by the province’s physicians and their request to put the matter to binding arbitration, the province remains unwilling to budge on its position.

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Cuts in Residency Positions Another Blow to Health Care

November 17, 2015

In yet another example of market failure as it relates to Canada’s health care system, the Ontario government is cutting 50 residency positio...

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This Is How Doctors Can Take a Stand against the Ontario Government over Fee Cuts

October 16, 2015

In the latest chapter in the ongoing dispute between Ontario physicians and the provincial Liberals over cuts to doctor’s fees, the governmen...

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All the Pain and None of the Gain: Doctors Fees and the Need for a Free-Market System

October 14, 2015

For several years now, the Ontario government and it’s 28,000 physicians have been playing a game of give and take or, more accurately, give ...

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Why We Need to Listen to Doctors: Part II

October 14, 2015

I have received many responses to my recent blog post, Why We Need to Listen to What Ontario Doctors Are Saying About Fee Cuts. Several of the twe...

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