22nd OAGS Annual Meeting: Saturday, November 5, 2016, Toronto Hilton
Attn. General Surgeons - Have you RSVP'd yet? Members and Non-members must register in advance if planning to attend. The deadline is October 28th. The hotel group rate block will be available until October 4, so be sure to book your room now! More Details

OAGS Board Election: Nov. 5 - Deadline for Nominations is October 21st. More details

tPSA Rejected...Negotiations Still Pending - As of Sept.1 - Just last month, the OMA announced that the members voted 63.1% AGAINST the tentative Physician Services Agreement (tPSA). Of those who attended in person and voted via proxy, there was a 55% participation rate amongst OMA members in total. This result came after the OMA held a General Meeting of Members on Sunday (Aug.14) in Toronto. The third-party scrutineer and tabulator, Computershare, facilitated the vote along with ballot verification and tabulation. The OMA has accepted the final membership vote as binding and has since met with the board and its newly formed Strategic Working Group (SWG). Subsequently, the OMA wrote a letter to the Ministry of Health requesting to meet with Minister Eric Hoskins and Premier Kathleen Wynne to discuss binding arbitration and future negotiations. Minister Hoskins responded with conditions of its own. See NEWS for more links.

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