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Patrick Fafard

Member, Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics; and Associate Professor, Public & International Affairs, University of Ottawa

Patrick Fafard is a member of University of Ottawa’s Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics and an Associate Professor of Public & International Affairs at the University of Ottawa.
Canada's New Health Accord Could Be Trudeau's

Canada's New Health Accord Could Be Trudeau's Obamacare

This week the country's 14 health ministers have been gathering in Vancouver for a pan-Canadian summit to begin negotiating a new health accord. The previous accord saw $41 billion transferred to the provinces over the last decade. This next one may be even bigger.
01/25/2016 09:34 EST
5 Quick-Wins For Trudeau's First Day In

5 Quick-Wins For Trudeau's First Day In Office

While it takes time for a new prime minister to translate campaign rhetoric into effective policies, there are at least five quick-wins that Justin Trudeau can achieve on his very first day in office. All five can be implemented in a few minutes through simple orders-in-council at the cabinet table or by instructing new ministers in their mandate letters. Implementing the full range of changes promised in this last election campaign will take a long time, probably many years. Quick-wins will be important for Trudeau to show Canadians that his Liberal government can bring about the breadth and depth of change for which he was given a majority.
11/03/2015 04:47 EST