Ontario doctors stand firm against government

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 23 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1284

The professional medical bodies in Ontario are standing firm against the provincial government's attempt to divide and rule in the continuing battle over planned cuts in the healthcare budget.

Doctors rejected the government's latest proposals for reform in a province-wide referendum, and some started refusing to accept new non-emergency patients in protest. Last week the health minister asked the College of Physicians and Surgeons to discipline such doctors, …

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