Ontario’s doctors have voted to reject a new fee agreement with the province.
The Ontario Medical Association says 63.1 per cent of its members voted against the four-year deal, which would increase the $11.5-billion physician services budget by 2.5 per cent a year.
The OMA will request a meeting with the government to communicate its expectations for renewed negotiations.
The proposed deal would also allow doctors to co-manage the system with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and prohibits any more unilateral fee cuts by the government.
The OMA says 55 per cent of its membership participated in the vote.
(with files from the Canadian Press)