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.

Minister Freeland Delivers 2021 Economic and Fiscal Update: Health Highlights and More

On December 14, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, delivered the 2021 Economic and Fiscal Update.

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Governor General Mary Simon delivers Speech from the Throne

On November 23, the Governor General of Canada delivered the Speech from the Throne to open the 44th Parliament of Canada. The speech officially launches Justin Trudeau’s third term and outlines the government’s vision for the country over the course of this mandate.

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Ontario's Fall Economic Statement: Build Ontario

On November 4, Ontario Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy delivered the Ford Government’s 2021 Fall Economic Statement entitled Build Ontario. This announcement adds details to the government’s high-level policy platform outlined in the Speech from the Throne in October.

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New Cabinet Committees and Parliamentary Secretaries

On December 3, the Prime Minister announced both the formation of his all-important Cabinet Committees, which review and approve government policies and funding initiatives.

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Caroline Pitfield joins Santis Health’s growing Canadian health care practice

Ottawa, ON - November 8, 2021 – Santis Health, a leading Canadian health care consultancy, is strengthening its market-leading team with the addition of new Senior Associate, Caroline Pitfield.  An experienced public servant in the federal health care system, Caroline will support Santis’ clients as they navigate the intricacies of the federal and pan-Canadian environment in a post-pandemic landscape.

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Federal Election 2021: Trudeau Liberal’s returned with a Minority Government

Despite losing the popular vote, Justin Trudeau has been re-elected Prime Minister and will lead the 44th Canadian Parliament with a minority government. At time of writing, there are a number of seats too close to call, with the Liberal Party currently winning or leading with 159 seats, the Conservatives 119, the NDP 25 and Bloc Quebecois 33.

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Ontario Announces Mandatory Vaccines for Long-Term Care Staff

Minister of Long-Term Care Rod Phillips announced that all long-term care (LTC) staff, support workers, students and volunteers in Ontario will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 15, 2021, or to show proof of a valid medical exemption.

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Post-Election 2021: What the Liberal minority government means for your organization

After a summer election with the second lowest voter turnout in Canadian history, the Liberals have secured a minority government.

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Election 2021: Everything health care leaders need to know about the state of the campaign, polling, party platforms and potential election impacts

After months of speculation, Canadians are expected to head to the polls in September. There is no question that this election will be historic with voters’ minds on pandemic recovery; however, many questions remain unanswered.

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