Comment: Doctors have lessons to learn from teachers

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Congratulations to the teachers of British Columbia on their recent victory in court. It should not have taken 15 years, but justice did prevail thanks to their tenacity. I think that the doctors of British Columbia have failed the citizens of this province by not similarly challenging the government.

In 2001, the newly elected B.C. Liberal government had inherited a binding-arbitration award that was brought about by the failure of negotiations between the preceding NDP government and the- then B.C. Medical Association. The arbitrator made some excellent suggestions — particularly with reference to family practice.

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