Latest George Smitherman Stories

2008-06-17 00:00:06

By Maria Babbage, THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Self-governing bodies like the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario will share in the responsibility of helping more foreign-trained doctors get work in the province, Health Minister George Smitherman said Monday in introducing new legislation that is slated to pass in the fall. The bill, which Smitherman touted as a "significant" step toward improving access to health care, will require that regulators work with the government to...

2004-11-26 15:00:10

TORONTO (CP) - A slew of new proposals aimed at ending a contract dispute with Ontario doctors should address all of their concerns without putting any new money on the table, the province's health minister said Friday. "We've heard the feedback from (Ontario Medical Association) members and we have come forward with solutions that address each and every one of their concerns," George Smitherman said Friday after a meeting with OMA president John Rapin. The Ontario government and the OMA,...

2004-11-25 15:00:08

TORONTO (CP) - A report from Cancer Care Ontario will help guide the province in its long-term goal to reduce treatment wait times, but there's still no quick fix, Health Minister George Smitherman said Thursday. "The directions put forward are consistent with our government's plan for health care," Smitherman said in a release. "While we are taking action to improve the lives of people with cancer today, our commitment to the fight against cancer is for the long-term. There is no easy,...

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