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“While we have made some progress over the past few months of negotiations, we have been unable to come to terms on a new agreement between the government and the Alberta Medical Association.
“As a result, we have agreed to appoint a mediator to help us achieve our goal of reaching a new agreement.
“The mediator will begin to work with both sides as meetings resume on Jan. 31.”
“The parties have worked together for a number of months and have been unable to reach an agreement.
“I am encouraged by the appointment of a mutually acceptable mediator.
“With this support, I hope that we can work towards an agreement that provides fairness for physicians and value for patients.”