The Canadian Progressive: Harper Conservatives’ refugee health care cuts remain a concern: Ontario doctors

By: Ontario Medical Association | Press Release: TORONTO, June 17, 2013 – One year after the implementation of a series of changes to federal coverage of refugee health care, Ontario’s doctors are seeing a negative impact on the delivery of care. Under the new Interim Federal Health Program rules, the federal government no longer covers health care ...

OPSEU Diablogue: Why can’t you e-mail your doctor? Virtual health care is here, but will we accept it?

Ed Brown asked how many people in the audience were able to e-mail their family doctor? A small handful in the Mount Sinai hospital auditorium raised their hand. When asked who would like the ability to e-mail their doctor, everyone in the … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: OMA Deal: Surprise! Bargaining works

It’s a sign of our times when a simple labour agreement can be framed as a political triumph. The latest is news the Ontario Medical Association reached a deal with the provincial government this week on behalf of 25,000 doctors. … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Picket outside Oshawa Health Centre clinic brings partial answers

Picketing OPSEU members got a partial result for their efforts outside the Oshawa Health Centre on August 27. Medical office assistants at the Oshawa Health Centre were calling for the medical clinic’s owner to reveal his plans for the future … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Docs take McGuinty to court – case likely to decide whether government can unilaterally impose fee schedules and wage freezes

Ontario’s doctors are fighting back after the government unilaterally cut $340 million in fees last month. The Ontario Medical Association is applying to the Ontario Supreme Court of Justice for a review of the government’s negotiations tactics and the imposition … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Unemployed Docs: You don’t want fries with that

Much has been made of potential doctor shortages resulting from the no-holds barred death match between the Ontario Medical Association and Health Minister Deb Matthews. It is notable that last year Dr. Sacha Bhatia, the former health advisor to Premier … Continue reading →