In the article, Hoffman explained that people often misunderstand the role of the CMOH. Ontarians expect the CMOH to be a public advocate when, in reality, he is a quasi-government spokesperson:
“When you’re expected to be an executive responsible for program delivery … it then becomes untenable to effectively do that while simultaneously criticizing your own government. I think that what a lot of criticism doesn’t realize is how difficult it is to be a chief medical officer of health in Ontario, where the role is designed in such a way that it makes it very difficult to be a leader that stands separate from the government of the day.”
Read the full article here.