On April 19, in the midst of the most severe wave of COVID-19 that Canada has seen yet, the federal government released its long awaited 2021 budget. With so much turmoil at all levels of government, Canadians are left with many unanswered questions when it comes to the growing issues facing hospitals and the broader health system, vaccination timelines, and the potential of a federal election.
Join Santis Health’s political and health policy experts on Tuesday, April 27 as we unpack the release of this year’s federal budget, its impact on the provinces and what to expect next for health system recovery.
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Meet your Santis webinar hosts
Ian Chesney, Senior Consultant
Ian brings a wealth of experience in government working for both political offices as well as the civil service. Prior to joining Santis, Ian served as Senior Policy Advisor to former Ontario Ministers of Health, Dr. Eric Hoskins and Dr. Helena Jaczek where he led a number of files related to long-term care, health workforce planning, health profession regulatory affairs and health promotion.
Peter Cleary, Principal
Peter joined Santis after serving as Director of Parliamentary Affairs for the Hon. Jane Philpott, Minister of Health in the Government of Canada. During his time on Parliament Hill, Peter maneuvered key initiatives through the legislative process including the government’s landmark assisted dying legislation and the successful negotiation of a 10-year health accord agreement with provinces and territories.
Stephanie Gawur, Senior Director, Government Relations
With deep roots in politics, Stephanie leads Santis’ government relations team. In her role, Stephanie supports health care organizations as they navigate, influence and respond to changing political landscapes. Stephanie has also supported a number of municipal, provincial and federal campaigns over the last decade.