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Petitioning Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Hon. Michael Chan and 8 others

Delay the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act beyond April 1, 2013 傳統中醫法延遲六個月實施

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Ontario's Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Act will be in force as of April 1, 2013.  Without your help & support, hundreds of Ontario's Acupuncturists and TCM Practitioners may have to stop working after April 1

We believe the way this regulation is currently unfolding is not in the best interests of TCM practitioners, Acupuncturists or their hundreds of thousands of patients across Ontario.

Practitioners face a possible $25,000 fine and/or imprisonment if they continue practicing without registration numbers. However, the registration process has been hampered by unclear information regarding deadlines, insufficient preliminary exam options, and language barriers faced by the majority of practitioners in this province (all paperwork and exams must be written in English or French, despite the fact Chinese has been the main operating language of TCM practice in Ontario and worldwide.) The process for securing a registration number has been mismanaged so significantly by the Council it appears that it will be impossible for most practitioners to be in compliance by April 1, 2013.



Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners, Acupuncturists and their patients deserve fair treatment! They are not criminals, they are health care providers! 

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This petition was delivered to:
  • Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
    Hon. Michael Chan
  • Premier of Ontario
    Hon. Kathleen Wynne
  • Commissioner, Office of the Fairness Commissioner
    Hon. Jean Augustine
  • Ministry of Labour
    Hon. Yasir Naqvi
  • Registrar, Transitional Council of the College of Traditional Chinese
    Emily Cheung
  • Critic, Health; Deputy Leader, Official Opposition (PC)
    Christine Elliott
  • Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario
    Hon. Deborah Matthews
  • Critic, Health and Long-Term Care (NDP)
    France Gélinas
  • Premier of Ontario
    Kathleen Wynne

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