SHOULD AN ADVERSE EVENT OCCUR IN ANY ONTARIO HOSPITAL, THE CITIZENS OF ONTARIO WILL BE ENSURED IT WILL BE COVERED UP BY ALL OF THOSE SEEN BELOW:

THE HOSPITAL --under jurisdiction of Liberal Minister of Health

THE CHIEF CORONER'S OFFICE--appointed by Liberal majority government and --under jurisdiction of Liberal Minister of Corrections and is a member of the CPSO and CMPA!

THE DEATH INVESTIGATIVE OVERSIGHT COUNCIL--appointed by Liberal majority government and --under jurisdiction of Liberal Minister of Corrections --has Chief Coroner or Deputy sitting on this council!

THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF ONTARIO

THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS APPEAL AND REVIEW BOARD--appointed by Liberal majority government --under jurisdiction of Liberal Minister of Health

THE ONTARIO OMBUDSMAN--appointed by Liberal majority government

THE ONTARIO PATIENT OMBUDSMAN--appointed by Liberal majority government

THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE--under jurisdiction of Liberal Minister of Corrections

THE INDEPENDENT POLICE REVIEW DIRECTOR--appointed by Liberal majority government and --under jurisdiction of Liberal Minister of Corrections

THE LIBERAL MINISTER OF HEALTH and is a member of the CPSO and CMPA!

THE LIBERAL MINISTER OF CORRECTIONS

THE LIBERAL PROVINCIAL PREMIER

WHEN IT COMES RIGHT DOWN TO IT, THE PRESENT LIBERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE COME CLEAN TO PROTECT THE CITIZENS OF ONTARIO.

ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE IN "BREACH OF TRUST" AS THEY COVER EACH OTHERS' ASSES

A FATHER’S FAILURE

Without a doubt; a Conspiracy exists,
Self-protecting Officials; such hypocrites!

If you were a MPP’s daughter; it would cause a fit,
Because you’re mine; they don’t give a shit!

For years we have yearned for justice,
The lack of moral integrity merely disgusts us!

Government institutions that won’t expose,
The Medical negligence concealed by those!

Medical Immunity granted; regardless of guilt,
Preserving Ontario Health Care’s patchwork quilt!

So many individuals paid through our taxes,
Failing us all; what a bunch of asses:

Premier of Ontario --Premier Wynne, Premier McGuinty,

Ontario Minsters of Health --Dr. E. Hoskins, D. Matthews, Rick Bartolucci

Ontario Ministers of Corrections --Yasir Naqvi, Madeleine Meilleur

Ontario Members of Provincial Parliament --majority of them from 2006 to the present

CPSO -- Angela Bates Manager Committee Support Area Investigations and Resolutions, Sandra Keough Investigator

HPARB --Chair Janice Vauthier, Past Chair Linda Lamoureux, Lori Coleman Registrar, Third Appeal Chair Tom Kelly, Members Stephen Jovanoviorc and Brenda Petryna

Ontario Ombudsman --Paul Dube Ombudsman, A Marin-Ombudsman, Investigator Lorraine Boucher- Investigator, Fran Cappe-Investigator,

Humber River Hospital --CEO B. Collins, past CEO Rueben Devlin,

Ontario Chief Coroner’s Office --Dr. D. Huyer, Dr. A. McCallum, Dr. A. Lauwers

DIOC --Joseph C.M. James (Chair), Emily Musing (Vice-Chair), John Pearson (Vice-Chair), William (Bill) McLean, David Williams, Dorothy Cynthia (Cindy) Prince, Denise St-Jean, Fiona Smaill, Lidia Narozniak, Lori Marshall, Lucille Perreault, William (Bill) J Shearing, Michael Pollanen, Fiona Foster Manager of DIOC

Ontario Patient Ombudsman --Christine Elliott, Investigator Marie Claire Muamba

Ontario Provincial Police --Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes, Inspector Bradley McCallum

OIPRD -- Director Gerry McNeilly

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College of Physicians and Surgeons - Stories of Failure

What is especially interesting in this recent Star (last week Feb/2016)article is the following:

“We are not a public organization. . . Our accountability is to our members,” said the College’s executive director, Dr. Francine Lemire" CPSO

ONTARIO OMBUDSMAN'S OFFICE FAILS TO PROTECT CITIZENS FROM HPARB'S LACK OF PROCEDURAL FAIRNESS AND ADHERING TO THE PRINCIPALS OF NATURAL JUSTICE.

We already know the CPSO is corrupt and HPARB from the article where it stated "it looks like HPARB just threw up their hands and said we give up"

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/10/11/why-did-woman-die-after-routine-surgery

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/10/18/secret-medical-cautions

But for the Ombudsman's Office to swallow such garbage leaves the citizens of Ontario with no where to go.

Coalition For Physician and Surgeon Oversight is a group who has been harmed or had a loved one taken through negligence by a doctor/surgeon.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LFqWujTEVA&feature=youtu.be

Terra Dawn Kilby --- A Father's Memories
An Angel In Our Lives, Terra Dawn Kilby November 2014

A tribute to the life of my daughter who died due to the negligence of a surgeon at Humber River Regional Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Covered up by Humber River Regional Hospital, the CPSO, HPARB, Chief Coroner's Office of Ontario, the DIOC, Ontario's Ombudsman and the entire Provincial Liberal Party!


TERRA DAWN KILBY April 22, 1978 - July 21, 2006. College’s Decision “The routine use of antibiotics prior to bowel surgery is an important aspect of care that was NEGLECTED by Dr. Klein in this case.”…
00:35:48

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMof3T--zUY&feature=youtu.be
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THE PATIENT FACTOR

http://thepatientfactor.com/canadian-health-care-stories/the-unholy-alliance-between-organized-medicine-and-government-a-fathers-quest-for-truth-and-justice-in-public-health-care/

HPARB's Decisions Kilby vs Laz Klein.
First Decision:
http://www.canlii.org/en/on/onhparb/doc/2010/2010canlii44390/2010canlii44390.html
Second Decision:

http://www.canlii.org/en/on/onhparb/doc/2012/2012canlii39837/2012canlii39837.html
Third Decision:
http://www.canlii.org/en/on/onhparb/doc/2013/2013canlii46625/2013canlii46625.html

The Letter I Sent to the Chief Coroner's Office Outlining My Numerous Concerns
Coroner's Comments.doc

Death Investigative Oversight Council's Decision

2 years after my initial request and after both Chief Coroner and Deputy Chief Coroner left the OCC.
DIOC Decision Aug 2013.doc
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The Chief Coroner's Office, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, the Death Investigative Oversight Council, the Liberal government and Ms Deb Matthews and Premier Wynne apparently agree that it is perfectly within the accepted Standard of Care to:
--have open abdominal surgery without the mandatory antibiotic prophylaxis

--having not had the above, accepted that there was no need for antibiotics when the abdominal incision was oozing purulent liquid and was so infected that all staples were removed

--when test results showed "many gram negative bacilli", still it was quite acceptable to provide no antibiotics

ONTARIO CITIZENS----
And the College/HPARB totally ignored Dr. Andrew McCallum's letter to the College when he was Eastern Ontario Coroner. In it he states that infection was a contributing factor in Terra's death.
One must also wonder how on earth the Chief Coroner's death investigation failed to note the lack of antibiotics plus other issues contained within the hospital records and yet I have numerous pieces of correspondence from both Dr. Lauwers and Dr. McCallum stating they saw no issues with respect to the Standard of Care???
HOW DO YOU SPELL COVER-UP???



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THE OMBUDSMAN'S OFFICE has allowed the College and HPARB to establish the above as precedence for future complaints/appeals made to both of them.
VERY DANGEROUS TO ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN WITH REGARD TO PATIENT SAFETY AND CARE WITHIN OUR HOSPITALS.


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Gan Reporter to appeared July 21, 2015
Terra Dawn Kilby
“An Angel In Our Lives”
April 22, 1978 – July 21, 2006


Tears still appear when we think of you.
Visits to your grave site we often do.
Loving memories convey serenity too!

Our precious daughter, Terra Dawn;
It’s been nine years since you’ve been gone.
Within our hearts you still belong!

July Twenty-first is a time of sorrow.
Additional years, I wish we could borrow.
Maybe then, we’d not feel hollow!

Today, messages guided to heaven above.
Channeled to you on the wings of a dove.
Expressing our heartfelt, everlasting love!


LOVE MOM, DAD AND BRANDY

Friday, 20 December 2013

No Accountability or Transparency in Ontario--Dr. Laz Klein/Dr. Bert Lauwers/Dr. Andrew McCallum/--Part Twenty-Eight

Hey, Here's A Laugh



I received a letter from the Ontario College of Phys. & Surg.

Dear Arnold Wayne Kilby,
             Re:  Feedback on the College's Complaints Process
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario wants to learn about your experience with our complaints process.
In order to do this, we are asking you to give us your views through a short confidential survey that can be completed online or, if you prefer, on the telephone.
On behalf of the College, I urge you to participate in this survey.  We want to collect meaningful feedback that will help us improve the processes.  Your comments will assist us in refining and enhancing our day-to-day work.

HEY, YOU WOULD THINK THEY WOULD KNOW MY OPINION SINCE I APPEALED THREE OF THEIR DECISIONS TO THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS APPEAL AND REVIEW BOARD!

HERE IS A SIMPLE SUGGESTION -- TELL THE TRUTH

STOP PUTTING THE SURGEON'S REPUTATION FIRST!

STOP COVERING UP FOR SURGEONS/DOCTOR'S ERRORS!

START PUTTING THE PUBLIC FIRST.

GO BACK AND CORRECT THE OBVIOUS LIES THE COLLEGE HAS TOLD IN PAST INVESTIGATIONS!

APOLOGIZE TO THOSE OF WHOM THAT WERE MISLEAD, MISTREATED AND ABUSED BY YOUR PAST BIASED, FAULTY AND WRONG DECISIONS. 

AFTER ALL YOU WERE GRANTED THE PRIVILEGE OF "SELF-REGULATION" WITH THE STIPULATION THAT YOUR PUT THE PUBLIC FIRST.

Note from the College's Own Policy:

Governance Practices and Policies
Statement on Public Interest

Introduction
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is the self-regulating body for the province’s medical profession. In carrying out its role as a regulator, it is the duty of the College to “serve and protect the public interest”3
All members of Council and committees, both public and professional work together to regulate in the public interest.

Role of Council and Committee Members

Professional and public members are members of the College Council and College Committees.
When making decisions on behalf of the College, Council and committee members must act in the public interest; that is, for the common good, not in the interest of its members or some of its members. The public interest must always be in the forefront of Council and committee decision making. All members of Council must act in the public interest. This includes:
•Physician members who are elected to Council. They do not represent their electoral districts or “constituents”.
Rather, they are elected to act in the public interest. Council’s “constituents” are the public and patients of Ontario.
•Academic professional members who are appointed to the College Council by their academic institutions are not appointed to represent the interests of their institutions.
•Public members of Council who are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council to represent the public interest and not government.

It is possible that while advancing the public interest, the College can also collectively advance the interests of the profession. However, there may be times when the public interest and the interest of the profession may not align and when this occurs precedence shall be given to the public interest to ensure public protection.

( A. KILBY---It is evident this was not done in my case, and HPARB turned a blind eye to the obvious)

Approved by Council:
November 20,2009
Updated: Subsection 3(2) of the Health Professions Procedural Code
Governance Practices and Policies February 2010
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Page 54

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Waiting patiently for the Ombudsman's report on my concerns over HPARB past three decisions
UPDATE:  JUST AS I SUSPECTED, THE OMBUDSMAN'S OFFICE ACCEPTED HPARB'S VERSION AND HAS CLOSED  THE FILE.  

Our File No. 211450
Conclusion
We have explained that in a complaint review,  the role of the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board is limited to reviewing the adequacy of the Committee's investigation and the reasonableness of the Committee's decsion.

Our review of all of the information indicates that you provided the Board with your views regarding the inadequacy of the Committee's investigation and the unreasonableness of its decision

Our review also indicates that the Board followed its practices and acted within its legislative mandate.  We note that the Board's decisions refer to the information it considered in reaching its conclusion, including your experts' information and that of the independent expert, and explain why the Board found that it was not unreasonable for the Committee to reach conclusions other than those expressed by your experts.  (AWK-- I had over 100 experts vs the College's ONE expert) 

Base on the available information, we have decided not to proceed with a further review of your complaint that the Board did not base its decision on the evidence, in particular you evidence.

Sincerely,
Lorraine Boucher  
Investigator
Office of the Ombudsman of Ontario

OBVIOUSLY, those who work under our Ombudsman Andre Marin, are easily intimidated by those they are supposed to investigate.  Mr  Marin must step in, to oversee his junior investigators, such as Ms Boucher.  It is obvious that an individual's complaints are passed to the less experienced investigators and the Ontario citizen loses. Mr. Marin appears to only take issues affecting a majority rather than a single individual.
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--College tried to state that Dr. Klein did not know that he had to perform a colon resection until after he converted to an open abdominal surgery.   --Hospital records state under Procedure One that the minimal evasive surgery (laprascopic) was started to perform a colon resection.  This was prior to the open abdominal surgery.  So, he did know!!!!  The College has mislead HPARB from the very beginning.

And how on earth could HPARB swallow hook, line and sinker the evidence that she received absolutely no antibiotics at all, whatsoever during her entire stay in the hospital.  And this being just one of many concerns overlooked by all.

                                                                                                HPARB  PANEL
                                                                                          
--open abdominal surgery to remove a tumor and perform a colon resection without the mandatory antibiotic prophylaxis
--since the above was not done, why did she not receive antibiotics when the 10 inch abdominal  incision became infected and had all staples removed and it was oozing purulent discharge.
--and thirdly, with test results stating that there was a presence of many gram negative bacilli, (in same classification as C Deficile) why did she not receive antibiotics

It is no wonder that the colon tissue died and separated causing internal bleeding leading to death.
 

Have you ever been prescribe antibiotics for a:
ear infection?
eye infection?

bladder infection?
throat infection?
chest infection?
for a cut?
etc, etc, etc,
Yet my daughter received nothing???  Come on Mr Marin, the College and HPARB ---Get real --Something really stinks---- as did my daughter's abdominal infection!!!

AND YET THE OMDUDSMAN'S (no this is not a spelling mistake) OFFICE AVOIDED ASKING SPECIFICALLY HOW HPARB AND THE COLLEGE COULD POSSIBLE JUSTIFY THE ABOVE?
 MR MARIN, DO SOMETHING! 
The College won't, HPARB won't, The Chief Coroner's Office won't, The DIOC won't, the Hospital won't, the Liberal Government won't. It is up to you! (and this surgeon has more deaths attributed to him-- by your inaction you will be just as responsible for further deaths as those above.)
 
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Received:  Wed, 27 Nov 2013
Dear Mr. Kilby,
As requested, I am proposing that you call me at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2013.  If this time is not convenient, please suggest a time between 9:00 a.m. and noon.  

I look forward to speaking with you.  I can be reached at 1(800) 263-1830 extension 3379.
Lorraine Boucher
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Sent:  12/12/2013

To: Lorraine Boucher
If our phone conversation will be about why the Ombudsman can't do anything about a publicly funded institution rendering an unreasonable and inadequate decision there would be no point in us talking.
Please let me know ASAP.
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 Received:  December 13, 2013 I received another letter more or less not addressing what I had sent above. It basically stated that I didn't wish to speak to her and that she would be available once I receive the report.
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 Sent:  16/12/2013
Lorraine Boucher, 
Let me guess what your completed review will state.  (I sort of read between the lines of your reply letter)

a.  HPARB followed the procedures given to them by legislation.
b.  The Ombudsman's Office can not intervene in an independent review body legislated by the government.
c.  It is suggested that I pursue the matter by accessing a judicial review of HPARB's decision.

All of the above is a cop out.

At the very least, the Ombudsman's Office should be able to write a severely terse letter with regard to HPARB completely overlooking the "antibiotic prophylaxis" or putting very little emphasis on it, as well as putting very little emphasis on the medical information including surgeon's responses provided to them by me and simply going with the College opinion unsupported by documented facts.  This letter should be sent to HPARB, the Premier of Ontario and the Health Minister with a copy provided for me.    HPARB has completely failed the citizens of Ontario when it comes to appeals or reviews of the College's decisions.  The Ombudsman's Office should send a recommendation for the government to give this authority over to The Ontario Ombudsman's Office. (recommending a department be created within the Ombudsman' Office for this)
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 Sent:  December-20-13
Mr Marin, Ontario Ombudsman
Ms Boucher, Investigator

If you have indeed thoroughly investigated my complaint, then it will be quite easy for you to see how HPARB failed in my three appeals, and how the College has abused their right of self-regulation and handling of citizens' complaints.
When studying the medical aspects of this case, it becomes quite apparent that the College did not "act to serve and protect the public interest" but instead did all they could to protect a surgeon's reputation and deliberately mislead the HPARB panel members.

The College's three decisions were "inadequate" and "unreasonable" as were HPARB's three decisions.  HPARB's three panel members seen below:



HPARB must ensure the College follows its own Governance Practices and Policies as follows on Page 54:
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Governance Practices and Policies


Statement on Public Interest
Introduction
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is the self-regulating body for the province’s medical profession. In carrying out its role as a regulator, it is the duty of the College to “serve and protect the public interest”3

All members of Council and committees
, both public and professional work together to regulate in the public interest.


Role of Council and Committee Members
Professional and public members are members of the College Council and College Committees.
When making decisions on behalf of the College, Council and committee members must act in the public interest; that is, for the common good, not in the interest of its members or some of its members. The public interest must always be in the forefront of Council and committee decision making.
All members of Council must act in the public interest. This includes:
•Physician members who are elected to Council.  They do not represent their electoral districts or “constituents”.
Rather, they are elected to act in the public interest. Council’s “constituents” are the public and patients of Ontario.
•Academic professional members who are appointed to the College Council by their academic institutions are not appointed to represent the interests of their institutions.
Public members of Council who are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council to represent the public interest and not government.

It is possible that while advancing the public interest, the College can also collectively advance the interests of the profession. However, there may be times when the public interest and the interest of the profession may not align and when this occurs precedence shall be given to the public interest to ensure public protection.  
(
A. KILBY---It is evident this was not done in my case, and HPARB turned a blind eye to the obvious)
Approved by Council:
November 20,2009
Updated:

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Subsection 3(2) of the Health Professions Procedural Code

Governance Practices and PoliciesFebruary 2010
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
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 The College Executive Are Seen Below:  "Rotten To The Core" when it comes to protecting the public and improving patient safety.  TOTALLY UNACCOUNTABLE AND NON-TRANSPARENT

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THE STENCH IS GETTING STRONGER AND STRONGER

Patients’ odds of winning medical malpractice suits in Canada aren’t good, says new bookDetail of the cover of the book After the Error: Speaking Out About Patient Safety to Save Lives.


The chances of a patient winning a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor in Canada are slim, according to a new book entitled After the Error: Speaking Out About Patient Safety to Save Lives.
The book, put together by microbiologist Susan McIver and retired nurse Robin Wyndham, contains a collection of stories about patients who said they suffered from medical errors while being treated in the health-care system. Citing various studies, the authors say these mistakes contribute to between 38,000 and 43,000 deaths in Canada each year and many more individuals suffer serious harm.
One chapter, by Halifax lawyer John McKiggan, focuses on the ability of patients to obtain financial compensation through the courts. He writes that every medical error, known as an “adverse event,” is a potential malpractice case. Although exact numbers are hard to come by, McKiggan estimates that medical errors could theoretically generate over 100,000 lawsuits every year. Yet relatively few errors result in litigation. From 2005 to 2010, only 4,524 lawsuits were filed against Canadian doctors. During that five-year period, 3,089 claims were dismissed or abandoned “because the court dismissed the claim or the victim or the victim’s family quit, ran out of money or died before trial,” according to McKiggan.
And out of 521 cases that went to trial, only 116 led to a judgment that favoured the patient. And the median damage awarded was just $117,000, he noted.
“Of more than 4,000 lawsuits filed against doctors from 2005 to 2010, only 2 per cent resulted in trial verdicts for the victim.”
McKiggan points out that most doctors are defended by the Canadian Medical Protection Association which has about $2.7-billion in assets according to its 2010 annual statement. So the CMPA has deep pockets for waging protracted legal battles.
“Many victims of serious medical errors cannot work, or they have huge expenses for ongoing rehabilitation and medical care. Against such overwhelming financial odds, Canadian victims of medical malpractice face huge challenges to obtain just and fair compensation for their injuries,” writes McKiggan.
These statistics must make for extremely sobering reading for anyone contemplating a medical-malpractice lawsuit.
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From a lawyer who posted the following comment with respect to the article above. 

 I am a lawyer who represents injured patients. I take cases on contingency, almost exclusively, (as do most of my colleagues in this area of law) because few people can afford the costs of litigation against a medical professional. As the article mentioned, the Canadian Medical Professional Association represents doctors and currently has close to $4 BILLION dollars in reserve – most of that being money from taxpayers. I only make money if I win the case. In the meantime, I have to put out at least $100,000 of my money to advance the case. If I lose, my money and literally thousands of hours of my time is gone.

For sure, defence lawyers win, because they get paid from the $4 Billion dollar fund - win or lose. But plaintiff lawyers are usually not paid by their clients.

There is an extreme difficulty for plaintiffs to get an expert on their side. Obviously, the CMPA has no problem getting experts, who not surprisingly prefer to side with their colleagues. It's more difficult to get an expert to find fault with a colleague, not to mention the cost to hire such experts. A single expert report costs at least $5,000 to $15,000, and I've never seen a malpractice action that didn't require at least 8 reports. So, you do the math. This sure isn't money I'm getting.

The amount of cover ups, secrecy and lies I have encountered representing my clients would turn your hair white. I'll take my chances with a judge, thank you very much. What's needed is a more level playing field. Courts can't ignore the David and Goliath struggle in malpractice actions, and should also recognize there's no advantage on the part of this defence-on-steroids to settle short of trial. I, as plaintiffs' counsel, must prepare fully for trial, while the defence sits back, hoping we can't retain experts, or that the plaintiffs die, or give up.

Defence may finally decide to settle on the eve of trial, after all the money has been spent and tons of work has been done. The plaintiffs' burden in court is also monumental. I am actually the lawyer who has organized the Patient Symposium on April 13th, because I believe that there is a need for public education on this topic. With more accurate information out there, the level of understanding improves, and perhaps, creates an opportunity to fix the terrible imbalance that currently exists in medical malpractice actions in Canada.

Amani Oakley
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This is why we need those at Queen's Park to level the playing field.  Unless you are independently wealthy, a person just can't go for a malpractice suit.  And lawyers who take on a suit on contingency have to be ensured that they will recoup all of their expenses and make a substantial amount for their own time and work on the case.  Usually, there is nothing left for the complainant.  So, what is the point.
AND THE MEDICAL PROFESSION AND THE ONTARIO COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS KNOW THIS!
The Scales of Justice and Truth are definitely not balanced when it comes to malpractice suits!  Why is Ontario paying 85% of Ontario doctors'/surgeons' membership fees to the Canadian Medical Protection Association Does Ontario cover 85% of our lawyers' fees  Of course not! 
 It is now into the eighth year that I have been waiting for transparency and accountability with regard to my daughter's death.  Enough time has gone by and those who have been harboring the truth should be exposed and held accountable.   

 
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ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE     THE TRUTH CAN'T BEEN SEEN BY SO MANY OF OUR ELECTED MPPS, OUR PUBLICLY FUNDED INSTITUTIONS SUCH AS HUMBER RIVER REGIONAL HOSPITAL, THE ONTARIO CHIEF CORONERS OFFICE, THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS APPEAL AND REVIEW BOARD, THE DEATH INVESTIGATION OVERSIGHT COUNCIL AND THE ONTARIO OMBUDSMAN'S OFFICE.

Have you ever notice how well-groomed, well-intention, well-educated and sincere our MPPS are while electioneering?
Most appear as cute and adorable as the animal below: