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Ontario government begins process of replacing chief medical officer of health

TORONTO – The Ontario government has filed a motion to replace the province’s best public health doctor.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said Monday the province will bring Dr. David Williams by Dr. Replace Kieran Moore.

Moore is currently the senior physician in the public health unit for the Kingston area and is expected to become Ontario’s chief medical officer of health on June 26th.

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Williams was scheduled to retire in September, but his last day of work has been postponed for several months. Elliott said Moore will work with Williams on June 7 to ensure a smooth transition.

Elliott said Moore was a “logical choice” among the province’s 34 local health officials because of his success in managing the pandemic and his relevant experience in his medical career.

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Opposition politicians said they supported the change but had questions about what they called a lack of transparency regarding the process.

“We usually have a committee that sits and discusses the chief medical officer’s replacements. That didn’t happen and we think we have to get involved, ”said NDP boss Andrea Horwath.

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