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Ontario doctors go to court

6/12/2012

Ontario's doctors are going to court.

The Ontario Medical Association is applying to Ontario's Superior Court of Justice for a review of the government's negotiating tactics & unilateral fee cuts.

The province slashed $340-million worth of fees for services provided by doctors after the OMA walked away from the negotiating table.

The OMA says the government hasn't negotiated in good faith & wants the court to reverse the cuts.

It also wants the court to decide that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms applies to doctors & order the government to negotiate in good faith before taking unilateral action like cuts.

The organization that represents 25 000 Ontario doctors says the government's demand for a 2-year wage freeze amounts to a pay cut & wants the province to agree to a conciliator.

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