It’s no secret that there is infighting within the ranks of the Ontario Medical Association, but a published report today indicates it has devolved into cyberbulllying and intimidation.
The Toronto Star reports the situation has intensified since the failed ratification vote on a proposed contract deal with the governing Liberals at Queens Park and has grown even harsher since the O.M.A.’s executive council resigned last month.
The intimidation is said to include obscene emails, threats against doctors’ medical careers and refusals to take patient referrals from adversaries.
The targets are apparently mainly doctors who apposed the move to oust the O.M.A. executive team and those who supported the tentative contract deal.
Ontario doctors have been without an agreement with the province for more than three years.