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.

Premier Ford makes significant changes to cabinet one year prior to election

On June 18, 2021, Premier Doug Ford unveiled a new cabinet, adding one new associate minister and three new ministers.

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Santis grows its health communications practice with a new Vice President

Santis Health builds on its growing communications practice with the hiring of Laura Mandell as Vice President, Communications.

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Santis Webinar - Unpacking Ontario's Digital Health Future

On Monday, June 21, we reviewed the province's Digital First for Health strategy, mapped out key trends and tactics, and shared our insights into potential developments over next year.

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Ontario Auditor General Releases Special Report on Pandemic Readiness and Responsiveness in Long-Term Care

Ontario’s Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk released a Special Report on Pandemic Readiness and Response in Long-Term Care. In the report, the Auditor General highlighted the challenges homes were faced with before COVID-19 impacted homes last spring.

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Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience

After two years and through the most turbulent period since World War II, the federal government released its long-awaited budget plan with $101.4 billion in new spending to support Canadians as the pandemic transitions to an endemic.

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Santis Webinar — Post-Federal Budget: Wave Three’s Impact on the Health Care System and the pan-Canadian Political Environment

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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Budget 2021: Ontario’s Plan to Protect People’s Health and the Economy

The Government of Ontario released its 2021 recovery budget as Ontarians and the health system continue to cope with COVID-19. The historic budget, which includes the largest spending in Ontario’s history at $173 billion, focuses on protecting lives and protecting livelihoods.

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Federal Government Launches 2021 Pre-Budget Consultations

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland, and Associate Minister of Finance Mona Fortier, formally launched the 2021 federal pre-budget consultation process. Let’s talk Budget 2021 formally kicks off January 25 and runs until Friday, February 19, 2021.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Releases Supplementary Mandate Letters

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released supplementary mandate letters for Ministers. These 36 supplementary letters add to the commitments made in the mandate letters initially released in 2019.

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