November 2019

The Future of Health Care is Now: Working Together to Address the Changing Needs of Canadians

11:30am-1:30pm | Omni King Edward Hotel - 37 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1E9, Toronto

Patient needs, demographics and expectations are changing, and our health system must adapt. Hear directly from CEO, Bernard Lord on Medavie’s vision for reshaping health care management and delivery to add capacity, create efficiencies and improve the well-being of Canadians.

- Lunch will be served -

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

- For information about accessibility, please email cindy@economicclub.ca
- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to cindy@economicclub.ca at least 48 hrs before the event.
- Refunds/credits: We require three business days notice in advance of the event date for ticket cancellations

*The views expressed on the Economic Club platform are not that of the Economic Club or its affiliates but of the speakers alone and the organizations they represent*

Adrienne Batra

Editor in Chief, Toronto Sun & 24 Hrs
Commentator, CBC National, AM 640, CTV & CP24

Adrienne Batra

Adrienne Batra was born and raised in Saskatchewan.

She has an undergraduate degree in political science and a Masters in Public Administration.

Ms. Batra worked at the Saskatchewan Legislature as a researcher with the opposition caucus office.

She then moved on to be the Manitoba Director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Canada's largest taxpayer advocacy group.

In 2010, Ms. Batra was the Director of Communications for the Rob Ford for Mayor campaign, and moved on to serve in the Office of the Mayor as Ford's Press Secretary.

Upon leaving City Hall, she became the Comment Editor and columnist for the Toronto Sun and political commentator on Newstalk 1010.

Ms. Batra hosted her own TV show on Sun News Network, focussed on political, social and economic issues.

In June of 2015, Ms. Batra was appointed as the Editor in Chief of the Toronto Sun and 24Hrs Toronto.

She has appeared on Fox Business News, CNN and BBC and is a frequent contributor on Global News, CBC National, CP24, AM 640 and CTV News Channel.

Ms. Batra also served in the Canadian Armed Forces, obtaining the rank of Lieutenant, and was nominated for a YWCA Woman of Distinction award. In 2013 she was awarded with a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal and serves on the Board of Governors for the National Newspaper Awards and the Canadian Journalism Foundation.

Bernard Lord

Chief Executive Officer

Bernard Lord

Bernard Lord became Chief Executive Officer of Medavie in September 2016. In his role, he provides strategic leadership to further the company’s vision to transform primary health care.

Bernard brings a depth and breadth of knowledge to Medavie from his various roles spanning more than twenty years in the public and private sectors. Prior to his current role, he spent eight years on the Board of Medavie, served as President and CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunication Association of Canada, and was Chair of the Mobile Giving Foundation Canada. He is also the Past Chair of the Board of the Ontario Power Generation.

He has worked with several corporations and non-profit organizations including as Senior Counsel with the law firm McCarthy Tétrault (2007-2008), Special Advisor with the McGill University Health Centre’s Institute for Strategic Innovation and Analysis (2007-2012) and North American Advisor with Alexander Proudfoot (2009-2015).

Bernard became one of Canada’s youngest Premiers in 1999. His majority government was re-elected in 2003 and he served as Premier of New Brunswick until October 2006. He was elected four times as a Member of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly. His leadership and vision were characterized by a balanced approach of pursuing economic success and social progress while ensuring that government lived within its means. He is recognized as a national leader and consensus builder for his work with the Council of Federation and The Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers.

In 2000, he received the title of Grand Officier de l’Ordre de la Pleiade from the International Association of Francophone Parliamentarians. He also received honorary doctorate degrees from University of New Brunswick, l’Université de Moncton and Saint Thomas University and he is a member of the Order of New Brunswick.

He holds Bachelor of Social Science in Economics and Bachelor of Law LL.B. from l’Université de Moncton. He was admitted to the New Brunswick Law Society in 1993 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2011. He continues to be a member of the NB Law Society and the Canadian Bar Association.

Bernard and wife Diane have been married since 1990 and have two children.

Our Sponsors

Telus Interac Green Shield Canada