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2017 AGM motions

Motions for approval at the annual general meeting


Members will be asked to approve Dr. Tim Holland as the 2017–18 President-Elect.
The Board of Directors has recommended Dr. Tim Holland, who practises family medicine at the Speken’kaitk Health Centre in Indianbrook, N.S., and the Transitional Health Clinic for Refugees in Halifax, and practises emergency medicine at the Colchester Regional Hospital.

Dr. Holland has a clear understanding of the issues facing the association and the profession, as well as the problems and opportunities facing Nova Scotia’s primary care system. As co-chair of the Policy and Health Issues Committee, Dr. Holland was involved in shaping the association’s primary care renewal position paper.

Blended payment model to support primary care renewal

This motion addresses the need for a flexible payment model to ensure the success of primary care delivery models. Motion

Divest fossil fuel investments

Following a motion approved by the Canadian Medical Association, this member motion would require DNS to develop and implement a plan to divest holdings in fossil fuel investments through a phased and responsible transition over the next two years. Motion

Medical History Society funding

This member motion calls on DNS to continue funding the Medical History Society of Nova Scotia with a grant of $8,500 per year. Motion

Implementation of motions

If a motion to change the bylaws is approved at the AGM, the change is effective immediately. All other resolutions approved at the AGM will be reviewed by the Board of Directors in the year following the AGM. It is the responsibility of the Board to identify implications and determine the association’s ability to carry out the motion.

Members’ forum

The forum is intended to provide an open opportunity for members to discuss activities and/or issues of interest.

The goal of the forum is to allow Doctors Nova Scotia to gain a better understanding of:
  • Members’ views on key health-care issues
  • Members’ opinions and questions regarding Doctors Nova Scotia activities
  • Members’ perceptions of Doctors Nova Scotia
  • How Doctors Nova Scotia may represent members more effectively
The session is also intended to provide an opportunity to inform, clarify and update members on the association's activities.

Members are asked to submit questions for discussion at the members’ forum before the annual meeting. Questions are invited in advance to ensure a fulsome discussion takes place at the conference. Send your questions to .

For full details of the Members' Forum download the forum guidelines.


Charmaine Smith
Director, Corporate Services