Re: Ford government admits they can't do what they promisedDec 12th, 2018
This should make you happy STB Because specialists jumped to another Union for less benefits the whole deal should be scrapped, so Ford is watering down the gravy
Ford government move to bail on binding arbitration with doctors 'affront to the law,' OMA says
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Maybe we better first have a look at the sort of SCAM that OMA had set up with Wyyne-bag LIE-berals BEFORE we condemn Ford!!!!!!!
Here is an article illustrating the LIE-beral threat to your health. With some comments of my own in brackets):
Doctors quit 'toxic' OMA, tired of being Liberal tools. Dr. Kulvinder Gill and Dr. Mark D'Souza, Special to the Toronto Sun. First posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 07:21 AM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 07:30 AM EDT
Pediatrician shakes up Ontario's health care scene
Controversy dogs OMA vote
Meaningful change needed at OMA
It's good that doctors are speaking out: OMA president
Absolute power corrupts absolutely. A few years ago, we both became involved in medical politics to advocate for quality care for our patients in the face of growing healthcare cuts.
(LIE-beral style health care is a threat to your health- they CUT 7.5 percent out of health budget- so they could give MORE to teachers- in spite of student enrollment going down and number of health care users INCREASING! Then LIE-berals got into a dog fight with doctors because doctors rejected a contract offer that would have seen them WAIT FIVE YEARS before getting back to the deal they had before the 7.5 percent LIE-beral cut! And LIE-berals think doctors are pig headed and unreasonable! If grossly spoiled- but always loyal to LIE-berals- teachers had been offered such a deal the screams would have been deafening!)
It dawned on many physicians that poor representation by the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) enabled the provincial government’s systematic dismantling of our healthcare system.
In March of this year, we were both elected as chairs of the two largest OMA districts, representing nearly 20,000 physicians in District 5 (GTA, Dufferin, Muskoka, Simcoe) and District 11 (Toronto).
We had hoped to make the OMA into a member-driven organization that was transparent and accountable to frontline physicians. Instead, the OMA’s increasingly toxic environment has driven us to submit our resignations today.
The OMA is a 137-year-old bureaucracy with an administrative staff of over 300.
It is accountable to no one and is a tool for the Ontario Liberal government, which ensures the organization’s survival through mandatory, legislated membership dues of nearly $70 million annually.
(LIE-beral thoughts on managing unions are highly TOXIC! For instance, federal LIE-berals have issued legal changes that will DO AWAY with secret ballots for union certification! No more privately held opinions- you must expose yourself to potential retaliation for the good of unions- if you disagree with the majority! So much for democracy in union halls or in Canada generally- thanks to LIE-berals!)
In recent months, the OMA was essentially passive in its resistance to three government bills that adversely impact patient care – 41, 84, and 87 – while we have been vocal advocates, trying to be the voice of our members who truly feel oppressed.
Bill 41 has led to the loss of patient privacy, wasteful expansion of healthcare bureaucracy at the expense of frontline care, and provincial medical standards being determined by government bureaucrats, instead of medical experts. Bill 84 has led to the loss of physicians’ conscience rights and Bill 87 to the loss of physicians’ rights to privacy, presumption of innocence, natural justice and due process, through regulatory college changes.
(AS but one example of bureaucrats deciding on medical treatment INSTEAD of doctors- one has only to read of the treatment denied to an Ontari-owe man after portions of his legs were amputated due to Diabetes. The guy was expecting to have enough of his legs saved that he would be able to go back to work and thus to be able to continue his life-paying his bills and being independent! The choice- by bureaucrats- removal of treatment IN SPITE of doctors orders- would have thrown him into a relapse and would have eventually mandated MORE amputation- and more costs- so that he would then be unable to work as a mechanic again and would then require him to access Ontari-owe disability pension- for the rest of his life- in order to survive!)
There is enormous pressure within the OMA to toe the party line. Those who speak out, particularly when citing their elected titles, are targeted by OMA leadership and staff who maintain a “don’t rock the boat” mentality.
Until this year, individual OMA chairs controlled communications to their respective districts, yet our messages that often expressed opinions counter to OMA central were blocked.
(LIE-berals are managing the message- they do NOT want us to hear about people suffering from anti-biotic diseases picked up in poorly cleaned hospitals; do not want us to know how many people languish in hallways due to lack of bed; do not want us to know how often there are adverse drug reactions; do not want us to know how many people are sent home to quickly due to bureaucrats managing patient `flow` and bed access- people who relapse and must return to hospital for more extended recuperation and lost time and greater cost! Just because it is OUR tax money- does not give us any right to tell greedy LIE-berals how to spend it!)
Meanwhile a message from a loyal OMA official bypassed our authority and was distributed to our constituents with full use of their elected title. The OMA has since encouraged a formal communications policy that would apply only to us.
(LIE-berals speak often of free speech and democracy- but their basic assumptions and total arrogance are such that they assume you will either love them or like them- with no room for total rejection of their position on a subject! LIE-berals are so arrogant that an outright rejection of their position is simply “impossible”!)
Despite our elected legitimacy, we would essentially be muzzled. The OMA continues to make up rules as it goes along.
(Rather like how LIE-berals make up fiscal guidelines that are more about hiding their messes than about responsible accounting practice! Such as the hiding of four billion dollars in new Hydro debt by devious accounting methods! Such as selling off a part of our Hydro system to LIE-beral pals and then closing the books because LIE-berals THINK we are not entitled to know what they do with OUR money!)
Our efforts for organizational reform and independent thinking have been met with attempts at bullying and intimidation against us and other physicians from OMA leadership and staff.
A board member, and others within the OMA, submitted formal complaints against more than 40 doctors to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the regulatory body of doctors, for investigation.
These complaints may take years to process, and threaten the ability of dissenting doctors to practice medicine. Why pretend to be for freedom of speech while simultaneously fostering an atmosphere of intimidation and fear?
(LIE-berals do play hardball when it comes to ANY dissenting voice! They are apparently so afraid of public opinion that they are preparing to DAMAGE our democracy and compromise our free speech by using their Islamophobia bigotry as a club to silence ALL critics of LIE-beral policy related to national security, their mad spending messes and insane immigration issues! Human Rights Kanagraoo courts may soon be used to silence people hostile to LIE-beral foolishness- just as OMA manipulates and silences dissenting voices among doctors!)
Despite our hope for organizational renewal, we believe institutional inertia has prevented meaningful change within the OMA. The OMA is like a chameleon, changing its colours. Double standards are applied liberally.
Even some new members of the OMA board and executive are either part of the perpetuation of bullying tactics, or have turned a blind eye to them.
The OMA continues to exist to serve itself first.
(There is NOTHING NEW in this- ALL LIE-beral political boards exist first and foremost to extend LIE-beral influence- regardless of its purpose or value!
We feel we can no longer meaningfully advocate for physicians and patients within an organization so committed to suppressing dissent.
Hence our resignations.
(LIE-berals recognize and reward their LOYAL friends! Its why LIE-berals have increased the education budget 50 percent more rapidly than the health care budget- in spite of the fact that school enrollments are dropping while the number of patients seeking health care expands rapidly as our population ages!)
Daring to voice different opinions from the OMA makes you a square peg in a round hole. Until that changes, the OMA will be unable to win the respect and unity of Ontario’s physicians.
We will continue to advocate for our colleagues and patients through our grassroots efforts.
We implore the OMA to take a hard look in the mirror, and call for a fully independent, forensic review of the organization.
- Gill is the former chair of District 5 of the OMA. D'Souza is the former chair of District 11
(OH good luck with that! A full forensic review of OMA or the health care budget will ONLY OCCUR AFTER LIE-berals are removed from office!)