Date: Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm, EST

Location: Online

There is an urgent need to stabilize the health care system – as well as growing calls for its transformation. Solutions are not in short supply. But getting from now to next depends on bold choices.

The CMA is hosting a series of events to tackle those choices, bringing together physicians with other health stakeholders for candid debate.

With federal, provincial and territorial Health Ministers set to meet in November, our first event will focus on how to pay for better health care in the short and long term, and how to ensure accountability for the results.

CMA President Dr. Alika Lafontaine will host a panel featuring:

Christy Clark, former premier of British Columbia

Christy led Canada’s third largest province from 2011 to 2017. Throughout her term, she demonstrated strong economic growth, fiscal management and job creation. Christy retired in 2017 as the longest serving female premier in Canada and the only female Canadian premier to be re-elected.

Today, Christy is a senior advisor at Bennett Jones LLP in Vancouver. She also chairs, advises, and directs several non-profit and corporate boards. In 2018, she was recognized by the Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and was inducted into their Hall of Fame.

Chantal Hébert, political raconteur/columnist

Chantal is a veteran journalist whose work appears in The Toronto Star and the magazine L’Actualité. She is part of CBC The National’s weekly political panel “At Issue.” And she is the author of two books: The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day that Almost Was, with Quebec broadcaster Jean Lapierre, and French Kiss: Stephen Harper’s Blind Date.

Chantal is currently a Senior Fellow with Massey College at the University of Toronto and holds honourary degrees from a dozen Canadian universities. In 2012, she was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2019, her Parliamentary Press Gallery peers awarded her the Charles Lynch Award for long-standing coverage of national issues.

Stephen McNeil, former premier of Nova Scotia

Stephen served two terms as premier of Nova Scotia, from 2013 to 2021, before retiring from provincial politics. His government passed five consecutive balanced budgets and led the province through the COVID-19 pandemic. He also served as the dean of Canadian premiers during this time.

A former small business owner, Stephen spent 18 years as an elected official, representing the riding of Annapolis. He was leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party from 2007 to 2021. Stephen is currently a strategic business advisor in Halifax with law firm Cox & Palmer.

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