Comment: Doctors have lessons to learn from teachers

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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