Canadian Medical Association

Canadian Medical Association
Wait Time Alliance (WTA)

April 18, 2007 10:55 ET

Media Advisory/CMA: Time's Up! Wait Time Alliance Provides Progress Report on Wait Times

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 18, 2007) - On April 19, 2007, the Wait Time Alliance (WTA) will release its spring Report Card and report on progress by governments on achieving wait time benchmarks and implementing commitments made in the 2004 First Ministers' 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care. The WTA will unveil and provide details on the report and the report card findings at a technical media briefing via teleconference at 10:00 am.

Also on April 19, Canadian Medical Association President, Dr. Colin McMillan will highlight key findings of the Report Card - and important next steps - in a luncheon address to the National Press Club.

Wait Time Alliance Teleconference Technical Briefing with media:

Date: April 19, 2007 at 10:00 am (Eastern)

Speakers: WTA co-chairs, Dr. Lorne Bellan (English spokesperson) and Mr. Normand Laberge (French spokesperson)

Tel. number: 1 (866) 898-9626 or 613-594-9391 (Instant replay: 1-800-408-3053, pass code: 3220314#)

Materials: Available at 9:00am at http://waittimealliance.ca/multimedia/wta/english/times_up.pdf - under embargo till 12:00pm.

Address by CMA President, Dr. Colin McMillan to the National Press Club:

Date: April 19, 2007 (address at approx. 12:40 pm)

Location: The National Club, 165 Sparks Street, Ottawa

Luncheon: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern)

WTA co-Chairs and spokespersons, Dr. Lorne Bellan and Mr. Normand Laberge and Dr. McMillan will be available to speak with media at the Press Club following Dr. McMillan's address.

The Wait Time Alliance of Canada (WTA) is a partnership comprised of the Canadian Medical Association and 6 speciality associations, the Canadian Association of Radiologists, the Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicine, the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncologists, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, and the Canadian Orthopaedic Association.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Medical Association
    Steve Wharry
    1-800-663-7336 ext. 2135