News and Insights

The Santis team shares its insights on the key sectors and factors driving decisions and change in the health care and life sciences sector across Canada.

Ford Government Tables First Fiscal Budget Amidst Period of Health Care Transformation

On Thursday, April 11, 2019, Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli introduced the Progressive Conservatives’ first budget, ‘Protecting What Matters Most’. The plan is focused on setting a five-year path to a balanced budget while protecting public services such as health care and education. Health and education are the only two departments whose budgets are increasing over the course of this fiscal year.

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Ontario Government Announces Ontario Health Team (OHT) Application Process

On April 3, 2019, the Ontario Government released detailed guidance documents to health care providers interested in becoming an Ontario Health Team (OHT). OHTs are a core component of the government’s efforts to improve the province’s health system performance, and were announced by Christine Elliott, Minister of Health and Long-term Care, at the end of February.

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INSIGHTS: Federal Budget 2019

On the surface Budget 2019 seeks to reaffirm the Liberal’s narrative of being “defenders of middle-class Canadians” as they head closer to a federal election where that narrative may well be called into question. Below the surface, the Budget is an attempt to shore up support among key demographics.

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