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May 11, 2020, 06:30 ET Statement from CMA president on CMA Foundation donation to address the needs of vulnerable populations

OTTAWA, May 11, 2020 /CNW/ - At the CMA, we applaud today's announcement by the CMA Foundation (CMAF) to contribute funds to address the urgent needs of vulnerable populations affected by the...


May 03, 2020, 17:06 ET CMA statement on virtual care investments

OTTAWA, May 3, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) strongly supports initiatives that enable the delivery of health services to Canadians during this pandemic. Today's announcement of ...


May 01, 2020, 06:00 ET Today is National Physicians' Day in Canada

OTTAWA, May 1, 2020 /CNW/ - May 1st is National Physicians' Day in Canada. This year, perhaps more than ever, we are reminded of the dedication of physicians and all health professionals who are...


Apr 28, 2020, 06:00 ET Continued lack of PPE and testing, high sources of anxiety for physicians, new CMA poll says

OTTAWA, April 28, 2020 /CNW/ - The majority of physicians are feeling anxious about the pandemic and say that having more PPE and increasing testing would go a long way to help ease that anxiety,...


Apr 23, 2020, 15:50 ET CMA statement on new federal National Medical Strategy to combat COVID-19

OTTAWA, April 23, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) applauds today's announcement by the federal government that it will invest $1.1 billion in a National Medical Strategy to tackle ...


Apr 21, 2020, 06:05 ET Statement from CMA president on historic contribution by CMA Foundation

OTTAWA, April 21, 2020 /CNW/ - At the CMA, we are thrilled to see the CMA Foundation (CMAF) make this historic donation to address some of the urgent needs identified by the medical community. The...


Apr 17, 2020, 16:38 ET CMA collaborates with Pallium Canada to accelerate and enhance palliative care training for health workers

OTTAWA, April 17, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is pleased to announce a multi-year investment of $500,000 to increase palliative care training during the COVID-19 pandemic and...


Apr 16, 2020, 18:13 ET Statement from CMA president about COVID-19 related death of doctor in Quebec

OTTAWA, April 16, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, we join all Canadians to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and loved ones of Dr. Huy-Hao Dao, who we understand passed away from ...


Apr 14, 2020, 17:31 ET Latest federal guidelines to control spread of COVID-19 in long-term care homes a welcome step; more action on seniors care needed now and going forward

OTTAWA, April, 14, 2020 /CNW/ - With nearly half of all COVID-19 deaths in Canada linked to outbreaks in long-term care homes, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is welcoming the new interim...


Apr 09, 2020, 17:43 ET Statement - CMA supports AMA's pursuit of due process and fair negotiations

OTTAWA, April 9, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) rallies in support of the Alberta Medical Association's (AMA) court challenge to protect the Charter rights of physicians...


Apr 09, 2020, 12:36 ET Canada's doctors launch new campaign to bring health information about COVID-19 to Canadians

OTTAWA, April 9, 2020 /CNW/ - As Canadians seek trustworthy and clear information about COVID-19, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), alongside the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of...


Apr 03, 2020, 18:05 ET Meeting with federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu - Federal government responding to the state of crisis at the frontlines of health care

OTTAWA, April 3, 2020 /CNW/ - I was pleased to meet with Minister Hajdu today to reinforce that we have a state of crisis on our hands on the frontlines of Canadian health care. She assured me that...


Apr 02, 2020, 15:15 ET Physician poll reveals lack of masks and supplies much starker than portrayed; health providers at risk today - CMA

OTTAWA, April 2, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is calling for urgent action to address the lack of supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health providers across the...


Mar 20, 2020, 16:26 ET CMA welcomes federal action plan to secure personal protective equipment for health care workers

OTTAWA, March 20, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) welcomes the Government of Canada's decision to mobilize businesses and manufacturers to urgently produce personal protective...


Mar 18, 2020, 14:21 ET Time to work together to help stop the spread - COVID-19 knows no boundaries

OTTAWA, March 18, 2020 /CNW/ - As many Canadians continue to return home from international travel, the Canadian Medical Association wants to reinforce that everyone needs to take public health...


Mar 16, 2020, 18:34 ET CMA welcomes more aggressive steps from the federal government to contain the COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA, March 16, 2020 /CNW/ - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlined measures today that effectively closes the border to those who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents, with some...


Mar 16, 2020, 10:25 ET COVID-19: CMA outlines key priorities to support health of Canadians

OTTAWA, March 16, 2020 /CNW/ - In a submission sent to Finance Minister Bill Morneau, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is recommending the federal government implement six priority measures to...


Mar 15, 2020, 09:52 ET CMA urges all employers to discontinue requirement for sick notes during COVID-19

OTTAWA, March 15, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) welcomes the efforts by governments and public health officials to bring awareness and implement measures to limit the spread of...


Mar 14, 2020, 16:30 ET COVID-19: The CMA supports Quebec's decision to expand access to telemedicine

OTTAWA, March 14, 2020 /CNW/ - As the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has recently submitted recommendations for scaling up the use of telemedicine, it applauds the Quebec government's decision to ...


Mar 13, 2020, 16:59 ET Statement - CMA supports the federal government's travel advisory and push for social distancing

OTTAWA, March 13, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) supports new measures being introduced by Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, that advise against all...


Mar 12, 2020, 16:40 ET The CMA urges national coordination and scaling up of virtual care

OTTAWA, March 12, 2020 /CNW/ - Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that COVID-19 is a global pandemic. The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is taking steps to respond to the...


Mar 10, 2020, 18:59 ET Quebec budget 2020-2021 - The CMA applauds Quebec's commitment to improving and modernizing health care access

QUEBEC CITY, March 10, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) welcomes the 2020–2021 budget presented today by the Quebec Minister of Finance. This budget reaffirms the government's...


Feb 24, 2020, 19:53 ET Proposed MAiD amendments a prudent step forward

OTTAWA, Feb. 24, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) finds the proposed amendments to the legislation on medical assistance in dying a prudent step forward in response to the...


Feb 24, 2020, 16:06 ET Statement - Alberta health care takes a step backward: CMA supports AMA's call for a negotiated agreement

OTTAWA, Feb. 24, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) shares the sense of outrage expressed by the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) and is equally concerned with the state of health...


Feb 11, 2020, 05:00 ET New report: a roadmap for accelerating virtual health services in Canada

OTTAWA, Feb. 11, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, the Virtual Care Task Force (VCTF), a collaboration of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal...