The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

June 20, 2012 15:00 ET

Dr. John Haggie, President of the Canadian Medical Association, to Address Economic Club

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 20, 2012) - In December 2011, the federal government announced predictable cash transfers for health care and set the stage, in accordance with its view of the federation, for devolution to the provinces to help usher in a new era of health care for Canadians. Since then the Harper government has seemed focused on vacating that stage and several announcements have crystalized this approach. Does it matter? To Canadians, the answer is: it should. Very much. It also matters to Canada's doctors because a majority government such as this one, committed to working with provincial and territorial governments, can truly have a positive impact and transform our health care system for Canadians. With predictability in funding, all that is left to do is devise a new vision where policies support health and the system works for patients. The Canadian Medical Association has a plan to ensure Canada can have the best health and health care. The time is now to show leadership and action.

WHO: Dr. John Haggie
Canadian Medical Association
WHAT: Address to the Economic Club of Canada
"The Federal Government and the Health of Canadians: Standing on Guard for Thee?"
DATE: Thursday, June 21st, 2012
TIME: 7:45 am - 9.00 am
WHERE: The Fairmont Château Laurier
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

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