A message from Dr. Emil Lee, President of the CAR
Dear CAR members,
As the CAR continues to advocate on behalf of radiologists regarding the proposed tax reforms to CCPCs, we would like to draw your attention to the recent statement released by the President of the CMA, Dr. Granger Avery. As Dr. Avery stated: “nothing is more effective than individual doctors talking directly to their local politicians. We have a short window to make ourselves heard, and I urge each one of you to write, call and meet with your local MP and your provincial or territorial representative (MPP, MLA, MNA, etc.). The CMA has key messages to augment your own compelling personal narrative, which highlight the consequences this will have for you and your patients.”
Speaking with a unified voice
As the national voice of radiology, the CAR stands united with the CMA and our colleagues throughout the country in bringing forward evidence and recommendations in opposition to the Federeal Government’s proposed tax reforms affecting private corporations. I have spoken with Dr. Avery and his call to action is one that the CAR supports. I encourage our members to make use of the tools and platform that the CMA has made available to all physicians. As always, we will be stronger if we speak with one voice. The CAR will be meeting with provincial leaders on September 7th in Ottawa. We recognize the efforts that the Ontario Association of Radiologists has already made on behalf of radiologists in Ontario and look forward to working with all provincial radiology associations in a unified manner, on this very important issue.
Additionally, I would like to recognize Dr. Mike Barry, CAR Vice President, from Saint John, New Brunswick – who has not only already discussed the issue with his MP but continues to rally radiologists across the country.
The CAR has compiled a toolkit for radiologists who want to meet their MPs. If you need help finding your local representative, or setting up a meeting contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find your local representative here.
Dr. Emil Lee
Canadian Association of Radiologists