April 2019

Is it time to revisit the Canada Health Act?

12:00pm-1:30pm | The Westin Ottawa - 11 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa

The Canada Health Act was implemented in the 1960s when Canadians’ health care needs were much different than they are today. We have moved from an era of acute illness to one increasingly characterized by chronic disease – from hospital-based services to community and home-based services. Yet, we continue to operate within a framework designed more than 70 years ago.

Join the Economic Club of Canada for this exclusive discussion featuring:

- Kevin Page,founding President & CEO,the Institute of Fiscal Studies & Democracy at the University of Ottawa
- Colleen M. Flood, Professor, the University of Ottawa, University Research Chair in Health Law & Policy
- Antonia Maioni, Dean, Faculty of Arts, and Professor of Political Science, McGill University
- Dr. Gigi Osler, President, Canadian Medical Association

- Lunch will be served -

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Is it time to revisit the Canada Health Act?

Antonia Maioni

Dean, Faculty of Arts
McGill University

Antonia Maioni

Antonia Maioni is the Dean, Faculty of Arts, McGill University and also Professor of Political Science at McGill University, in the Department of Political Science and the Institute for Health and Social Policy. From 2001-2011, she was Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada at McGill University and William Dawson Scholar. She studied at St. Mary’s University and Université Laval, and earned an M.A. from Carleton University's Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and a Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University. She is also a member of the International Masters in Health Leadership team in the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Specialties: Professor Maioni has published widely in the fields of Canadian and comparative politics, with a particular focus on public policy, social policy and health care reform. She is also a frequent media commentator on Canadian and Quebec politics and public policy.

Colleen Flood

Professor, University of Ottawa
and a University Research Chair in Health Law & Policy

Colleen Flood

Colleen M. Flood FRSC is a University of Ottawa Research Chair in Health Law & Policy and inaugural director of the Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics. From 2017-2018 she served as associate VP Research at the University of Ottawa. From 2000-2015 she was a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto with cross-appointments to the School of Public Policy and the Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation. From 2006-2011 she served as a Scientific Director of the Institute for Health Services and Policy Research, one of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Her three most recent books are (1) The Right to Health at the Public/Private Divide (2014) (co-edited with Aeyal Gross and published by Cambridge University Press), Law & Mind: Mental Health Law and Policy in Canada (2016) (co-edited with Jennifer Chandler and published by LexisNexis, Canada) and Administrative Law in Context (3rd. ed.), (2018) (co-edited with Lorne Sossin). Forthcoming is Two-Tier Care in Canada (University of Ottawa Press).

Dr. Gigi Osler

Canadian Medical Association

Dr. Gigi Osler

Dr. Osler has practised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, since 1998. She graduated from medical school at the University of Manitoba in 1992 and completed a rotating internship at the Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface General Hospital. She began studying otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Manitoba in 1993. Dr. Osler graduated from residency in 1997, followed by a rhinology fellowship at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver.

She leads the section of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at St. Boniface Hospital and is an assistant professor with the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Manitoba. She also teaches medical students and residents at St. Boniface Hospital.

Dr. Osler is actively involved with Canadians Helping Kids in Vietnam, volunteering to be part of its medical mission to Long Xuyen, Vietnam in 2011. That mission aimed to educate Vietnamese doctors and nurses, deliver donated medical equipment and supplies, and provide bicycles to schoolchildren.

For the last several years, Dr. Osler has volunteered to help train surgeons in Africa. This work is part of a collaborative effort to enhance the educational infrastructure of Mbarara University of Science and Technology’s ENT department by expanding clinical capacity to improve the quality of local care.

A recognized advocate for physician health, Dr. Osler co-chaired the 2015 Canadian Conference on Physician Health and chaired the Physician Health and Wellness Committee for Doctors Manitoba. In 2017, Doctors Manitoba awarded her its Health or Safety Promotion Award for her efforts to develop and implement programs that support doctors’ health and wellbeing.

Kevin Page

President and CEO
Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa

Kevin Page

Kevin Page is the founding President and CEO of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa.

Mr. Page was appointed Canada's first Parliamentary Budget Officer on March 25, 2008 where he served a five-year term providing Canadian parliamentarians and taxpayers with independent analysis on trends in the national economy, the state of nation's finances and the estimates of the government. Mr. Page led a small but talented team that built the first legislative budget office in Canada and one that was viewed as a leading practice among peer nations by such organizations as the IMF and OECD.
Following his tenure as Parliamentary Budget Officer and a 27-year career in the federal public service (many of these years were spent in central agencies, e.g. Department of Finance, Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat and Privy Council Office), Mr. Page was appointed Chair of the Jean-Luc Pepin Research Chair at the University of Ottawa. As Chair, Mr. Page designed and taught courses in public finance and economics and oversaw research and advisory projects in Canada and around the world.

A globally recognized authority on fiscal matters, Mr. Page serves as advisor to the South African Parliamentary Budget Office, the Slovakian Fiscal Council, as well as the Global Network of Parliamentary Budget Offices (GN-PBO).
Mr. Page was born in Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario. His undergraduate education took place at Lakehead University (Ontario) & Simon Fraser University (British-Columbia) and he has an M.A. in Economics from Queen's University. Mr. Page lives in Ottawa, is married and is the father of three children.

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