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Opinion: Is a court challenge the right prescription for dispute between doctors and the Ontario government?

Steven Barrett

November 04, 2015

For the third time in three years, the Ontario Government has moved to unilaterally cut the fees it pays to Ontario physicians. The Ontario Medical Association has now launched a challenge under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, arguing that doctors have a constitutional right to binding and independent arbitration.

In this article for Healthy Debate, Steven Barrett discusses whether a constitutional challenge is the right prescription for the dispute and assesses the merits of the OMA’s challenge.

Photo of Steven Barrett and link to his article.


Steven Barrett

Practice Areas

Constitutional Law