Statement - CMA supports urgent action to end burning of coal for electricity

OTTAWA, Sept. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - In 2014, physician delegates from across Canada attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association's (CMA's) General Council voted on a resolution supporting government efforts to phase out coal-fired electricity generation within a 10-year time limit. Just two weeks ago at the 2016 General Council meeting, delegates once again examined the serious health effects of environmental change, with a particular focus on climate change. The CMA strongly supports the acceleration of the phase-out of coal-fired power in Canada as a means to help reduce the adverse health effects of climate change.

Dr. Granger Avery
CMA President

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is the national voice of Canadian physicians. Founded in 1867, the CMA is a voluntary professional organization representing more than 83,000 of Canada's physicians and comprising 12 provincial and territorial medical associations and 60 national medical organizations. CMA's mission is helping physicians care for patients. The CMA will be the leader in engaging and serving physicians and be the national voice for the highest standards for health and health care.


SOURCE Canadian Medical Association

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