In what’s considered a vote of confidence in public healthcare, physicians across British Columbian have elected Doctor Alan Ruddiman to represent them.
“I think I ran a very, very ethical and a very strong campaign. My platform is there to serve the public and my colleagues across the province, specialists and GP’s alike. So it’s very reassuring to know that I can continue to work with the Association towards the positive change that I’m advocating for.”
A second ballot was needed for him to defeat Dr. Brian Day, a private healthcare advocate, in a run-off vote because the first one ended up being tied.
This time, Ruddiman collected more than three thousand votes.
That’s more than 500 more than Day.
Voter turn-out was nearly 50 per cent of the 11-thousand members eligible.