UPDATE: Marshall agrees meeting was good

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Finance Minister Tom Marshall, speaking to reporters at 3 p.m. at Confederation Building, agreed with the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA) president Dr. Brendan Lewis that their meeting this morning was cordial.
That meeting included Health Minister Jerome Kennedy and NLMA executive director Rob Ritter.
Marshall said a date has been set for officials from both sides to negotiate. He wouldn't go into specifics.
Marshall also said the government ads - countering the NLMA's ads - will run their course and will not be renewed.
The doctors and government have been embroiled in a public feud over the contract talks for weeks. Today they agreed to keep negotiations private.
Government has offered an $80-million, four-year deal, but that was rejected this week by the NLMA, though physicians agreed to go back to the table.

Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, Confederation Building

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  • cookie
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    david wilson cares or he wouldn;t have read the story

  • WJ
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Kennedy shows all the signs of Bipolar Disorder, and I'm sure all the doctors are keenly aware of this.

  • Leah
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    If the meeting went okay, that meant
    Jerome Kennedy must have sat there silently.

  • David
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    Who cares. Youngsters fighting with youngsters.

  • cookie
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    david wilson cares or he wouldn;t have read the story

  • WJ
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    Kennedy shows all the signs of Bipolar Disorder, and I'm sure all the doctors are keenly aware of this.

  • Leah
    July 01, 2010 - 20:00

    If the meeting went okay, that meant
    Jerome Kennedy must have sat there silently.

  • David
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    Who cares. Youngsters fighting with youngsters.