Emily was two and a half years old. She was a beautiful blonde toddler with a shy and quiet nature. For most of her life we lived in Niger. I always thought (and I still do) that it was a wonderful place for our children to grow up. I look back on the nine years we spent in Niger as among the happiest years of my life. I vividly remember the afternoon we spent relaxing at the pool of the old French club. Emily was full of life -- jumping and splashing in the pool with all the others. We went to church on the Sunday evening in a nearby village the night before she died.
Dr. Jane Philpott is an academic family physician; an advocate for global health equity; and an engaged citizen helping to build a fair society. In the 2015 federal election, Jane was elected Member of Parliament in the Ontario riding of Markham-Stouffville. She is also the Minister of Health.
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