Canadian Medical Association

Canadian Medical Association

November 27, 2006 12:26 ET

Media Advisory/CMA: Wait Time Alliance Provides Progress Report on Wait Times

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 27, 2006) - The Wait Time Alliance (WTA) will release an interim Report Card grading governments' progress 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 Interim Report Card at a technical briefing via teleconference with media at 10:30 am, Wednesday, November 29.

Key findings of the Report Card will be highlighted by Canadian Medical Association President, Dr. Colin McMillan, in his address to the Economic Club of Toronto, at a luncheon speaking engagement that day.

Wait Time Alliance Teleconference Technical Briefing with media:

Date: November 29, 2006 at 10:30 am (Eastern)
Speakers: WTA co-chairs, Dr. Lorne Bellan (English spokesperson)
and Mr. Normand Laberge (French spokesperson)
Tel. number: 1 (877) 888-3490 (Instant replay: 1(888) 509-0081;
passcode 636137#)
Materials: Available at 10:00am at
embargo till 1:00pm.

Address by CMA President, Dr. Colin McMillan to the Economic Club of

Date: November 29, 2006 (address at approx. 12:45 pm)
Location: The National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto
Luncheon: 11:45am 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 National Club following Dr. McMillan's address to the Economic Club of Toronto.

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

  • CMA
    Carole Lavigne
    1-800-663-7336 ext. 1266