O’Dette named new CEO of On­tario Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion

The Peterborough Examiner - - Local - EX­AM­INER STAFF

Peter­bor­ough na­tive Al­lan O’Dette has bounced back from be­ing dumped over the sum­mer by Pre­mier Doug Ford as the prov­ince’s chief in­vest­ment of­fi­cer.

O’Dette was named Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon as the new chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer for the On­tario Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion.

O’Dette, who holds a bach­e­lor of arts in po­lit­i­cal sci­ence from Trent Univer­sity and stud­ied busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion at Flem­ing Col­lege, will be­gin in the new role Nov. 1.

“I am hon­oured to join such an es­teemed or­ga­ni­za­tion as the OMA which has worked in ser­vice of doc­tors and their pa­tients for al­most 140 years, and look for­ward to help­ing con­tinue their mis­sion of im­prov­ing health care for all On­tar­i­ans,” O’Dette stated.

The OMA rep­re­sents the in­ter­ests of doc­tors in On­tario and has about 34,000 prac­tis­ing doc­tors, res­i­dents and med­i­cal stu­dents as mem­bers.

Talks be­tween the OMA and the Ford gov­ern­ment on a new con­tract for physi­cians broke down ear­lier this month.

O’Dette had been ap­pointed by former Lib­eral pre­mier Kath­leen Wynne’s gov­ern­ment as On­tario’s first chief in­vest­ment of­fi­cer in April 2017 but was let go by Ford in July when the in­com­ing Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­va­tive pre­mier was weed­ing out po­lit­i­cal ap­pointees at Queen’s Park.

Prior to that, O’Dette was pres­i­dent and CEO of the On­tario Cham­ber of Com­merce for more than five years.

Peter­bor­ough na­tiveAl­lan O’Dette

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