Canadian Medical Association

Canadian Medical Association

June 08, 2005 14:16 ET

Media Advisory: CMA/COA to Respond to the Supreme Court of Canada Decision in the Chaoulli & Zeliotis Court Case Looking at Access to Health Care, This Thursday

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 8, 2005) - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) President, Dr. Albert Schumacher, and the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) Past-President, Dr. Alain Jodoin, will be available at the Supreme Court of Canada to provide preliminary comments in the Jacques Chaoulli and Georges Zeliotis v. The Attorney General of Quebec and the Attorney General of Canada court case decision.

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2005
Time: approx. 10:00 am (Eastern)
Location: Supreme Court of Canada
301 Wellington St., Ottawa, ON

The CMA and COA, which intervened on June 8, 2004 to stress that governments must commit and be held accountable to the timely provision of medically necessary care, will be making formal comments at a news conference later in the day.

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2005
Time: 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Location: Centre Block
(S-130) Charles Lynch
Ottawa, ON

Contact Information

  • Canadian Medical Association
    Carole Lavigne
    1-800-663-7336, ext. 1266
    (613) 447-0866 (cell)