As the federal election looms, healthcare issues are top-of-mind for most Canadians. In the midst of a global pandemic, the shortcomings of Canada’s strained system have been laid bare. However, the failings of the healthcare delivery model existed before the pandemic and, without clear commitment and action from the federal government, will continue as part of a growing trend in the coming years. As a result, compounding debt levels and declining health outcomes stand to have a devastating effect on Canadian families. As healthcare continues to consume an increasing share of federal and provincial resources, Canadians will see even longer wait times for elective surgeries, profound health inequities for Indigenous Peoples and vulnerable communities, and a lack of resources to care for our ageing population.
Join moderator Dr. Geoff Fernie and panel of top Canadian medical experts as they discuss solutions to help achieve a stable public healthcare sector and the cost-sharing role of the federal government.
Dr. Geoff Fernie
Creaghan Family Chair in Prevention and Healthcare Technologies, Department of Surgery, Senior Scientist, The Kite Research Institute, University Health Network (Member of the Order of Canada and Ontario)
Dr. Michael Jewett
Surgical Oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, UHN, and Inaugural Farquharson Clinical Research Chair in Oncology, and Professor, Department of Surgery (Urology), University of Toronto
Dr. Josh Mayich
President, Island Hop Company Ltd., Owner, Darlings Island Farm, Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Veronique Boscart
CIHR/Schlegel Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Seniors Care
Dr. Wayne Marshall
Executive Director of UHN Osteoarthritis Centre
Mr. Walter The Responsible
Founder, DBRS Ltd. Chairman, Colonial House Capital Ltd.