Statement from the Board of Directors of the Ontario Medical Association

TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the Ontario Medical Association today issued the following statement:

"At the recent special meeting of the Council of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), delegates passed a motion expressing a lack of confidence in the leadership of the Board's Executive Committee.  However, the delegates voted not to remove the individual Executive Committee members from the Board.

After careful consideration of the sentiment of the OMA's elected representative body, and discussion with the Board, the Executive Committee determined that it was in the best interest of the OMA for the Executive Committee to resign from their offices and from the Executive Committee, effective immediately.  They will remain on the Board of Directors.  They have a wealth of experience and knowledge that would be a significant loss to us if they were to leave the Board.

The Executive Committee is making this choice in the hope that this will help unify doctors and advance the interests of the profession at this critical juncture.

The Board believes that the OMA can now refocus on mounting a strong and united front against a government that is intransigent in its approach to health care and disrespectful of physicians and the role we need to play in health care reform."

SOURCE Ontario Medical Association

For further information: Media enquiries: Kari Cuss, 416.561.2180; Nadia Daniell-Colarossi, 416.804.4600


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