Media advisory - Ontario opens door for more internationally-trained doctors

    TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ - George Smitherman, Deputy Premier and Minister of
Health and Long-Term Care, and Laurel Broten, Parliamentary Assistant to the
Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, will release a new report on Removing
Barriers for International Medical Doctors.
    Minister Smitherman will announce new legislative and regulatory
initiatives to reduce these barriers and make it easier for both doctors
educated outside Ontario and for internationally-trained physicians to
practice here in Ontario. The announcement will be made at a special ceremony
celebrating this year's international medical graduates (IMGs).
    A photo-op will precede the announcement with media availability to

    Date:       Friday, June 6, 2008

    Time:       11:00 a.m.

    Location:   DeGasperis Conservatory
                Toronto General Hospital
                585 University Avenue
                Robert R. McEwen Atrium
                4th Floor, West Elevators
                Toronto, Ontario

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For further information:

For further information: Laurel Ostfield, Minister's Office, (416)
212-4048; Mark Nesbitt, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, (416) 314-6197

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