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Ontario doctor accused of spreading COVID-19 misinformation barred from providing vaccine, mask exemptions

Ontario's medical regulator has barred a family doctor from providing exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines and face masks, alleging that he has deliberately spread misinformation about the ongoing pandemic.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario says that Dr. Patrick Phillips — who is based in the rural community of Englehart, about 45 kilometres south of Kirkland Lake — is "incompetent" and that he has engaged in "disgraceful, dishonourable" conduct.

The college said the allegations against Phillips have been referred to its disciplinary tribunal. A hearing date has not been set.

The allegations are, at least in part, connected to Phillips's statements on social media, where he has a sizeable presence. Nearly 40,000 users follow him on Twitter.

"This includes but is not limited to making misleading, incorrect or inflammatory statements about vaccinations, treatments and public health measures for COVID-19," the college said in an email.

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