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Canadian Medical Association Rips NHL Owners On Violence Issue

from Andre Picard of the Globe and Mail,

Canada’s docs are delivering a body blow to National Hockey League owners, saying they are too accepting of violence in the sport.

Delegates to the Canadian Medical Association annual meeting on Wednesday voted to “condemn the complacency” of NHL owners.

“The owners have a financial interest in tolerating and promoting violence and we need to be a counterweight,” Dr. Pierre Harvey, a physician from Rivière-du-Loup, Que. told the gathering.


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J.J. from Kansas's avatar

That article is kind of embarrassing as far as it portrays the CMA.

“One nuclear bomb can ruin your whole day,” said Richard Denton, a doctor from Tarzwell, Ont., arguing that uranium is used, among other things, for the production of nuclear bombs.

The CMA said energy drinks like Red Bull should be subject to a legal drinking age the same as alcohol.

The CMA already has a policy demanding that mixed martial arts be banned

I mean, are they taking the whole “first, do no harm’ thing a little too liberally, or are they just in favor of nanny-stating just about every concept that’s even tangentially related to peoples’ health because they know that they’re not actually going to set policy and this makes it something of a necessity to act like if you actually were in charge, you’d run things like Raymond Cocteau in Demolition Man

Ah, smoking is not good for you, and it’s been deemed that anything not good for you is bad; hence, illegal. Alcohol, caffeine, contact sports, meat…

Are you shitting me?

John Spartan, you are fined one credit for a violation of the Verbal Morality Statute.


Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 08/21/13 at 02:04 PM ET

Tripwire32's avatar

umm… memo to the CMA: hockey is a violent sport. So, like, no wonder the owners are accepting of it; they knew what they were buying.

Posted by Tripwire32 from Kay He Mar Heart on 08/21/13 at 03:10 PM ET

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