Ontario doctors have voted to reject a tentative physician services agreement by a margin of 63.1 per cent against to 36.9 per cent in favour.
Ontario doctors stood up for themselves and rejected a deeply flawed PSA, one that was vague, cut funding, and threatened our independence.
Ontario doctors stood up for their patients against a government that continues to undermine our already fragile health care system. The Coalition enthusiastically welcomes the result of yesterday’s vote as victory for physicians and patients, alike.
The Coalition—which campaigned hard, but respectfully for this outcome—thanks every doctor for their support. We are proud to have been your voice and advocate. We will continue to do so.
To those who supported the PSA, we extend a hand of collegial friendship. The OMA belongs to all of us, regardless of how we voted. United, we have the power to make a positive change for the future.
Doctors sent a message that should be heeded by the OMA leadership. The status quo is no longer acceptable. Trust was missing and doctors demand better. The Coalition will determine its next steps over the coming days.