The CMPA, a non profit organization, uses our tax dollars to pay lawyers to defend doctors accused of medically harming patients and this results in preventing all opportunity to ‘learn from their mistakes’.
When car crash survivors complain about the poor quality of their insurer medical exams and reports Ontario’s doctors can make use of CMPA funds to protect them from accountability while Ontario’s patients are expected to pay for their own legal representation. This failure to reign in doctors and improve the patient care is leading to poorer outcomes and access to recovery resources and it leads to individuals becoming dependent on social supports when they can’t get what they need.
According to Teri McGrath @Teri4112 recently seen on W-5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z35oDSnZ7g, “Our tax dollars, $520,000,000.00+++ is needed to help patients/families who have been harmed rather than CMPA lawyers who use “a scorched-earth policy which is a military strategy that aims to destroy anything that might be useful to the enemy.”
UPDATE from Teri McGrath, September 21/21:
Tim Mitchell, who did a one man protest at the CMPA office in Ottawa last January is going to go ahead with the Oct. 6, 2021 protest 11 – 2 pm at: CMPA office (875 Carling Ave., Ottawa). He will have a few posters ready if anyone wants to join him.
For anyone who wants to protest but can’t make it to Ottawa, it has been suggested that you do your own protest locally at the provincial Minister of Health office/legislative buildings (he/she determines the amount of the rebate) on the same day, Oct 6. Addresses attached. No need to get super organized, just show up with family and friends.
Attached is a pamphlet you can use to hand out. I suggest you keep the placards simple saying Defund The Canadian Medical Protective Association. And if you are concerned about push back from your doctor, go incognito and wear a mask, hat and sunglasses. Also bring your wheelchairs, walkers and canes. Contact your local news media and let them know what is happening.
As we know, actions speak louder than words. So this is an ideal opportunity to respectfully let the Ministers and CMPA know that patient abuse has got to stop. – Teri McGrath
You can get involved by sending a letter to your provincial auditor about the harm when our tax dollars are used to unfairly protect one party over another: