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Canadian Medical Association chooses first Indigenous president

 

Last updated 6/23/2022 at 2:07pm

Submitted by Dr. Alika Lafontaine

Dr. Alika Lafontaine, an anesthesiologist in Grande Prairie, Alta., will be the first president of the Canadian Medical Association. 

Ottawa, Ont.-In late November, The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) elected its first Indigenous president.

Members selected Dr. Alika Lafontaine, an anesthesiologist in Grande Prairie, Alberta, as CMA president for 2022-23. He will serve as president-elect until August 2022, when he will become the official CMA president, says a news release from the CMA.

Lafontaine is from Treaty 4 Territory in southern Saskatchewan, and is of Cree, Anishinaabe, Metis and Pacific Islander ancestry. He has been working as an anesthesiologist in Grande Prairie, Alta.

Lafontaine has been a tireless advocat...



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