PHV, I heard about this program where they could fast-track the accreditation process for general practioners, but I can't find any information about it. Have you heard about such a thing? Alternatively, are you aware of any accelerated process (hopefully under 1.5 years) that could qualify a foreign MD to do decent works in the medical field? Perhaps not for a general practice but something that could be used to work in a hospital, for example.
No, at least not in Ontario. In the western provinces like Alberta, there is apparently such a thing, but then you have to work in the area they designate, and that could end up being some desolate cultural void. You are going to be practicing medicine for the rest of your life, so don't skimp out and try to find the quickest solution. The best thing you can do is to contact the Canadian College of Physicians on Monday.