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Luther welcomes Hon. Jane Philpott for special Leadership Breakfast

On Jan. 19, the Centre for Public Ethics at Luther was pleased to welcome Hon. Jane Philpott for a special Leadership Breakfast centered on connection and engaging conversation. 

The morning began with a complimentary continental breakfast, followed by speaker remarks. Philpott touched on her personal background, faith and career in medicine and politics.

Philpott spent the first decade of her medical career in Niger, West Africa. She was a family doctor in Markham-Stouffville, Ontario for 17 years and became Chief of Family Medicine at Markham Stouffville Hospital in 2008. From 2015 to 2019 she served as Canada’s Minister of Health, Minister of Indigenous Services, President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government.

She played a lead role in policies that shaped Canada: bringing Syrian refugees into the country; legislating Medical Assistance in Dying; negotiating a health accord with resources for mental health and home care; improving infrastructure for First Nations to provide clean water on reserve; and reforming child welfare to reduce the over-apprehension of Indigenous children. She is currently the Chair of the Ontario Health Data Council and is a Commissioner to the Global Commission on Drug Policy.

Philpott is the current Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Medicine at Queen’s University and CEO of the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization based in Kingston, Ontario.

This fully booked event had notable community leaders in attendance, resulting in an interesting discussion that concluded with a Q&A period with the audience.
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