Sean Murphy: Tunnel vision at the College of Physicians

Written by cpladmin

April 19, 2015

The National Post recently published a great article by Sean Murphy on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s new “effective referral” policy:

What we seem to have here is not merely a series of unfortunate events, but a pattern of conduct strongly suggestive of a narrow and fixed ideological bias.

Why such an impractical policy? Why insist upon it when there is no evidence to support it? Why the deficiencies, errors and misleading statements? Why finalize the policy nine days before the consultation ended? Why call for an immediate decision about a controversial policy affecting fundamental freedoms, without time for reflection — without even a complete accounting of the second consultation?

The most cogent answer is that the working group, if not blinded by ideological extremism, had an exceptionally bad case of tunnel vision.

Read the full article here.

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