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Canada's doctors call for national leadership and a focus on seniors

OTTAWA, March 10, 2017 /CNW/ - With financing agreements being signed between the federal government and specific provinces and territories, there is opportunity to refocus upon the health of Canadians. The CMA continues to call for national leadership to protect the health of Canadians. This requires pan-Canadian vision and strategic action to strengthen our system now, and into the future. For example, the CMA contends that Canada needs a national seniors' strategy to meet the evolving needs of our growing and aging population.

Canada's doctors believe the upcoming March 22nd budget presents an ideal opportunity for the federal government to focus on the urgent health care needs of seniors that will not only respect the contribution that seniors have made to Canada, but improve our health care system overall.

Dr. Granger Avery,

President, Canadian Medical Association

For 150 years, only the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has united the broad expertise of the medical community for the benefit and well-being of all Canadians. The CMA currently represents over 85,000 physicians, comprises 12 provincial and territorial medical associations and is affiliated with over 60 national and international medical organizations.