Articles Tagged ‘College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’

The battle for Ontario doctors’ freedom of conscience rights


The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) has drafted a policy mandating that physicians must make referrals for procedures and "treatment" even if it is against their conscience. This is surprising since the CPSO had previously attempted bringing such demands into policy in 2008. At the time, the policy was not enacted because of advocacy efforts from physicians and the public. As well, the College conducted a poll that resulted in strong opposition. Twenty-five thousand people voted against ... (Continue reading)

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario: Revised Professional Obligations and Human Rights


At a time of year when most of us are distracted by many things, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has surreptitiously put out a revised draft policy entitled Professional Obligations and Human Rights that will affect Ontario physicians' freedom to act in accordance with their religious and moral beliefs. According to their website, "the draft policy sets out physicians' existing legal obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code), and the College's expectation that physicians will respect the fundamental ... (Continue reading)

Protect Canadian doctors’ conscience rights


At the Westglen Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Dr. Chantal Barry will not prescribe artificial contraception. You know when she is on duty because of a sign that reads: The physician on duty today will not prescribe the birth control pill. In Ottawa, Dr. Edmond Kyrillos is one of three doctors who will not prescribe birth control. In a letter to patients of CareMedics Medical Clinic where Dr. Kyrillos is on staff, he says: Please be advised that because of reasons of ... (Continue reading)

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