Dec. 7, 2022

News release: Health care is in crisis in every province and territory in Canada.

Ottawa – Dec. 7, 2022 – Health care is in crisis in every province and territory in Canada. Patients cannot access the care they need in a timely fashion and providers are rapidly burning out. This week, organizations representing physicians across Canada are calling on the federal and provincial/territorial governments to collaborate immediately to begin solving the country’s health systems crisis. These organizations are disappointed that meaningful commitments to pan-Canadian collaboration and increased health care funding did not emerge from the recent health ministers’ meeting in Vancouver.

“On behalf of Canada’s doctors, we respectfully urge First Ministers to advance meaningful action for the patients of Canada,” reads a letter sent to the Prime Minister and all Premiers. “The gaps in our health care system are growing wider with every day that passes without the necessary political leadership to address the growing crisis.”

The letter was signed by the presidents of the Canadian Medical Association, the Alberta Medical Association, Doctors of BC, Doctors Manitoba, Doctors Nova Scotia, the Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec, the Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec, the Medical Society of Prince Edward Island, the New Brunswick Medical Society, the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, the Northwest Territories Medical Association, the Ontario Medical Association, the Saskatchewan Medical Association and Yukon Medical Association. To read the full letter, please click here.

To schedule an interview or for further information, please contact:

Canadian Medical Association:
Elena Gabrysz, 514-839-7296
Eric Lewis, 506-566-1671
MediaInquiries@cma.ca

Alberta Medical Association:
Shannon E. Rupnarain
media@albertadoctors.org

Doctors of British Columbia:
Sharon Shore
sshore@doctorsofbc.ca

Doctors Manitoba:
Keir Johnson, 204−985−5888
kjohnson@doctorsmanitoba.ca

Doctors Nova Scotia:
Barb Johnson, 902-483-6462
barb.johnson@doctorsns.com

Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec:
Jean-Pierre Dion, 514 878-9160
presse@fmoq.org

Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec:
media@fmsq.org 514-350-5160

Medical Society of Prince Edward Island:
Sheila Kerry, 902-368-7303 ext. 108
sheila@mspei.org

New Brunswick Medical Society:
Jim Johnson, 506-260-2726
media@nbms.nb.ca

Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association:
Jonathan Carpenter 709-691-0928
jcarpenter@nlma.nl.ca

Northwest Territories Medical Association:
nwtmda@gmail.com

Ontario Medical Association:
Leslie Shepherd, 647-300-1753
media@oma.org

Saskatchewan Medical Association:
Girard Hengen, 306-657-4596
girard.hengen@sma.sk.ca

Yukon Medical Association:
Katrina Fillmore, 867-333-3694
katrina.fillmore@yukondoctors.ca

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