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PA Lobby Day

On September 13, 2017 50+ PAs descending upon the Ontario Legislative Assembly in Queen’s Park, Toronto to speak to their local Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) about the Physician Assistant profession and how the health care system needs to better integrate PAs.  This event was called “PA Awareness Reception”, or informally “PA Lobby Day”.

The purpose of this day was for practicing PAs, PA students, and supervising physicians to speak to MPPs about successes and struggles of PA practice in Ontario, and speak to how PAs could be better integrated into Ontario’s health care system.

Ontario Physician Assistants from across the province gathered at the Legislative Assembly in Queen's Park, Toronto to discuss the PA profession with their MPPs. Ontario Physician Assistants from across the province gathered at the Legislative Assembly in Queen’s Park, Toronto to discuss the PA profession with their MPPs.

What is lobbying?

Lobbying is when groups or individuals bring issues and concerns directly to their government. This would involve speaking with MPPs (elected public officers) in their local riding, to party leaders and health critics,  with regard to developing or changing government policy. The Lobbying Act states there should be “free and open access to government is an important matter of public interest”. This communication is an opportunity to advocate or influence politicians to positively affect change in policy.

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