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PTMA Newsletter — Issue 2 2018

CMA Board Highlights — March 2018

The CMA Board of Directors met March 2-3 to discuss a variety of issues. Please click here to find out more.

Budget 2018: Government Pulls Back from Original July CCPC Proposal

Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the 2018 federal budget on February 27, and as anticipated, announced the final element of the CCPC proposal.

While the government is limiting the advantages of accumulating significant passive investments within a CCPC, we’re encouraged that the rules are significantly better than originally proposed in July and October 2017. We want to thank our members for actively supporting our advocacy work, especially through their enthusiastic participation in our letter-writing campaigns, and in their local in-person meetings with MPs. Thanks to their efforts, the government has abandoned its original proposal and adopted a more nuanced approach. While a comprehensive review of the tax system is still warranted, we’re encouraged by these announced changes.

The CMA will continue to analyze the impact of the announcement. In the meantime, please refer to the statement we issued in response as well as the analysis prepared by our colleagues at MD Financial Management for more information.

International Conference on Physician Health® 2018 — Call for abstracts

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for consideration as part of the International Conference on Physician Health® 2018 (ICPH) taking place in Toronto from October 11-13, 2018. Click here for more information.


Demand a Plan supporters continue to make a difference

On February 7, Demand a Plan reached 60,000 supporters! We’re looking to grow our supporter base this year to further improve care for Canadian seniors. If you haven’t done so already, please visit our newly revised site and add your name.

Healthy Canadians Grant Program

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), in partnership with the CMA Foundation, announces the new Healthy Canadians Grants Program.

The Healthy Canadians Grants will fund community-run initiatives that impact the social determinants of health. The program will also empower physicians to champion their selected charities’ grant applications. As part of the selection process, each grant application must include a letter from a local physician endorsing their project proposal. The grant program will also support the development of professional leadership by empowering physicians to champion their selected charities’ grant application. CMA Foundation will provide funding to the selected charities, making a real, concrete difference in the lives of Canadians.

CMA and CMA Foundation will collaborate to promote these grants to their partners and stakeholders as examples of excellence and innovation.

The application process for these new grants is scheduled to be launched in Spring 2018. More information to follow.

Get organized to get the most from your 2018 tax return

With tax tips tailored to physicians at every career stage, the MD Tax Guide is a convenient and valuable resource to find out how to get the most from your 2018 income tax return.

MD Financial Management provides financial products and services, the MD Family of Funds and investment counselling services through the MD Group of Companies. For a detailed list of these companies, visit

Greater choice. Same focus on physicians.

At MD Financial Management, we know that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work for investing. Some investors have complex planning needs and want to work with an advisor every step of the way. Others want a guided, online experience, and still others want to do it all themselves.

To meet these different needs, we are taking a bold new step at MD and evolving our suite of services, building on our foundation of delivering high-quality advice and solutions while keeping clients’ costs low.

While we’re introducing new ways of working with us, there’s one thing we’re not changing: our exclusive focus on physicians.

Learn more at

MD Financial Management provides financial products and services, the MD Family of Funds and investment counselling services through the MD Group of Companies. For a detailed list of these companies, visit

Status Report — 2018 CMA Lapsed Member Program

The Lapsed Member Program is an annual retention campaign that involves calls/emails to all CMA members who have not yet renewed their 2018 membership.

CMA Lapsed Member Program
Broadcast 1
Email 1
Call out 1
Call out 2
SMAMar-19 Mar-19  
NWTMAMar-05 Mar-6Mar-08 
MSPEIMar-05 Mar-6 Mar-08 
NLMAMar-05 Mar-6 Mar-08 
OMAFeb-15Mar-06 Feb-15Feb-22 
DBCApr-09 Apr-2  
YMAMay-01 May-1  

Questions? Please contact the CMA Member Service Centre at or 1-888-855-2555 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EST)

Upcoming events in your province or territory

Date Event City Province Details
20-MarCreating Your Best Life in RetirementCalgaryABSeminar
20-MarChanges to IncorporationTorontoONSeminar
21-MarChanges to IncorporationStoney CreekONSeminar
21-MarChanges to IncorporationKitchenerONSeminar
22-MarTax Tip for ResidentsKingstonONSeminar
22-MarChanges to IncorporationVancouverBCSeminar
27-MarChanges to IncorporationAbbotsfordBCSeminar
27-MarChanges to IncorporationWindsorONSeminar
28-MarChanges to IncorporationMississaugaONSeminar
28-MarChanges to IncorporationLondonONSeminar
28-MarChanges to IncorporationWhitby/OshawaONSeminar
29-MarCreating Your Best Life in RetirementMississaugaONSeminar
5-AprChanges to IncorporationCalgaryABSeminar
18-AprChanges to IncorporationSault Ste. MarieONSeminar
19-AprChanges to IncorporationBrockvilleONSeminar

To find out more contact Angela Moffatt.