Rare disease is a public health issue on par with diabetes and all cancers combined. About 8% of Canadians, or 3 million individuals, have a rare disease. Nearly two-thirds of those with rare diseases are children and about half will have no known previous history of a rare disease. Canadians have benefitted from public health strategies in diabetes, cancer, heart disease and mental illness whereas the approach to rare diseases has remained fragmented across the country. As a result, Canadian families with rare illnesses face extraordinary challenges, including misdiagnoses, unnecessary surgeries, social isolation, financial hardship, lack of treatment options and early death.
Premier McNeil will discuss how his government’s new approach to fiscal planning, collective bargaining, and economic development will help grow his province’s economy.
With energy and electricity policy playing an increasingly important role on the future of our economy and our communities, the Minister will lay out the Ontario Government’s priorities for the road ahead and our plan to support the dynamic business climate.