The CFPC welcomes Canada’s new minister of health

November 4, 2015

(Mississauga, ON, November 4, 2015) The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) welcomes The Honourable Dr. Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P. as Canada’s newly appointed Minister of Health. On behalf of the CFPC Executive and Board, and our 35,000 members, we wish to extend our sincere congratulations to Minister Philpott.

Minister Philpott is a family physician from the Greater Toronto Area, and a member of the CFPC. Minister Philpott has practiced family medicine domestically and overseas, and brings many years of varied experience in health care to the portfolio.

“Federal leadership is vital to delivering what Canadians expect of their cherished health care system,” says CFPC Executive Director and CEO Francine Lemire, MD CM, CCFP, FCFP, CAE. “During the election campaign, the CFPC was encouraged by the policies and platforms put forward by the Liberal Party of Canada and as such we are eager to see Minister Philpott put these promises into practice.”

The history of health care in Canada is linked to the vital role played by family medicine. Numerous public surveys and millions of patient encounters confirm that Canadians place great value on having a personal family physician to provide the first contact and ongoing health care for themselves and their families. The areas in which federal leadership will be required are listed in the CFPC Election Guide.

“The CFPC looks forward to supporting Minister Philpott and the newly elected government, in our joint effort to ensure a strong and sustainable health care system for all Canadians,” states CFPC President Garey Mazowita, MD, CCFP, FCFP. “We look forward to working collaboratively as we strive towards improving the delivery of health services in our country.”

About The College of Family Physicians of Canada

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) represents more than 35,000 members across the country.  It is the professional organization responsible for establishing standards for the training and certification of family physicians. The CFPC reviews and accredits continuing professional development programs and materials that enable family physicians to meet certification and licencing requirements and lifelong learning interests.  It also accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada’s 17 medical schools. The College provides quality services, supports family medicine teaching and research, and advocates on behalf of family physicians and the specialty of family medicine.


Susan Monic
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