Statement on behalf of Dr. Sheldon Salaba, President of the Ontario Association of Optometrists

In late August 2021, Minister Elliott announced that she would make a “one-time payment” of $39 million directly to optometrists. This payment was not negotiated with the OAO and the announcement came as negotiations for a new compensation agreement were reaching a standstill. Further, the Ministry made the announcement with no notice to the OAO, …

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