Perspectives on the Federal Government

  • May 14, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Aurora Cultural Centre

Honorable Jane Philpott

Jane Philpott became a doctor more than 30 years ago. She spent the first decade of her career as a doctor in Niger, West Africa.  In 1998, she and her family moved to Stouffville, Ontario, where she served for 17 years as a family physician. She was Chief of Family Medicine at Markham Stouffville Hospital and Associate Professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. Jane led the opening of the Health for All Family Health Team and the Markham Family Medicine Teaching Unit. Jane’s work to promote global health includes founding Give a Day to World AIDS in 2004 to raise money for people affected by HIV. She also helped launch Ethiopia’s first training program in Family Medicine through the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration. In 2012, she completed a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Toronto.

Jane was first elected as MP for Markham-Stouffville in October 2015. She served as Minister of Health between 2015 and 2017, and was appointed Minister of Indigenous Services in August 2017.

Perspectives on the Federal Government

Based on Jane Philpott's medical expertise, she will discuss the legalization of cannabis, the delivery of health care services to First Nations and Inuit people, and the use of opioids for pain relief.

 This event is part of the Spring 2018 Speaker series.

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