Media Alert - Canada's doctors to release survey and recommendations on wait
times for front-line care

OTTAWA, Nov. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - The President of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Dr. Anne Doig and the President of The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Dr. Cathy MacLean, will hold a technical briefing with members of the media on Wed, December 2nd to discuss new survey data on Canadian's views on primary care wait times. Recommendations and areas of action for timely access to primary care contained in the report The Wait Starts Here will also be unveiled.

    Teleconference Technical Briefing with media:

    Date:      Dec. 2, 2009
    Time:      10:00am (Eastern)
    Speakers:  Dr. Anne Doig, President CMA
               Dr. Cathy MacLean, President CFPC
               Dr. Tom Bailey and Dr. Lydia Hatcher, co-chairs of the
               Primary Care Wait Time Partnership

    Dial-in number:  613-233-1979 / 866-696-5910
    Pass code:       8337540
    Instant replay:  416-695-5800 / 800-408-3053
    Pass code:       5580572

Drs Doig and MacLean will be available for interviews after the briefing.

Embargoed copies of the survey and The Wait Starts Here report can be obtained by e-mailing a request to: or

SOURCE Canadian Medical Association

For further information: For further information: Lucie Boileau, CMA, Tel.: (613) 731-8610 - (800) 663-7336 ext. 1266, Cell: (613) 447-0866; Jayne Johnston, CFPC, Tel.: (905) 629-0900 - 1-800-387-6197 ext. 303

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