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Since the beginning of this election campaign, representatives of the main political parties have made various commitments with regard to improving access to a family doctor. This is not surprising in itself, since access to a family doctor is a priority health issue for Quebecers – and rightly so. >>>


Please note that the following negotiated measures come into effect on November 1, 2011: Compensation for practice expenses; Management and monitoring of any patient without a family physician who is enrolled in a CSSS family physician access registry. >>>

A number of you have been calling the Fédération in order to better understand the amounts indicated on your receipt for union dues for 2009-2010, as well as regarding how contributions to the dispute fund will be withheld. >>>

Dispute Fund
16 Mar 2011

I would like to remind you that the agreement governing family doctors’ working conditions expired on March 31, 2010. Up until now, our very legitimate demands have unfortunately fallen on deaf ears within the Québec government, which continues to counter with inacceptable offers. Although the gross and net remuneration gap between family doctors and specialists has attained 57% and 78% respectively, and family medicine’s popularity is waning, the government’s refusal to offer competitive remuneration to family doctors is not only unacceptable, but also devoid of logic. >>>

To date, the Fédérations médicales Annual Golf Tournament has allowed us to donate close to $700,000 to the Quebec Physicians’ Health Program (QPHP) Foundation. This event continues to attract an increasing number of participants, partners and donors, and is ongoing proof of its relevance to all stakeholders. >>>

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