Want more family doctors in Ontario? Pay them better, say physicians

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As the number of people across Ontario without a family doctor reaches a record high, Premier Doug Ford’s government is facing a fresh push to make family practice more attractive to physicians by improving compensation.

The contract that covers how doctors are paid in this province, known as the physician services agreement, expires at the end of March. The government is in negotiations with the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), the doctors’ bargaining agent, on a new deal. 

Family doctors’ pay in particular is in the spotlight in those talks, in a way that it hasn’t been for a long time.

That’s in part

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