Advisory: Canada 2020 Health Summit to focus on data, drugs and diet

27 March 2018 (Ottawa) – Data, drugs and diet will be the topic of conversation at this year’s 4th Annual Canada 2020 Health Innovation Summit, happening at the Château Laurier Hotel in Ottawa on March 28th, 2018.

The event brings together thought, business and policy leaders from the health and healthcare space. This year, we will be discussing the intersectional impact that increased consumer data, a renewed interest in pharmacare, and the ongoing conversation on diet are having on Canada’s health system.

The summit begins at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, March 28th in the Château Laurier’s Drawing Room.

Speakers include:

  • Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health

  • Gordon Campbell, former Premier of British Columbia and Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom

  • Robert Ghiz, former Premier of Prince Edward Island

  • David Lametti, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

  • Sen. Art Eggleton, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science & Technology

  • Bill Casey M.P., Chair of the House Standing Committee on Health

  • Alex Munter, President & CEO, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

  • Dr. Andrew Samis, Queen’s University

  • Nik Nanos, Chairman, Nanos Research

  • Arnaud Bernaert, World Economic Forum

  • Bill Charnetski, Chief Health Innovation Strategist for the Government of Ontario

  • Juggy Sihota, Vice President of Consumer Health at TELUS Health

  • Yolande James, former Minister and Member of the National Assembly of Quebec

  • + more (full agenda available here)

Media are invited to attend and cover all aspects of the summit on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018. Feedboxes, workspace and risers will be provided.

For more information, please contact:

Alex Paterson, Director of Communications & Operations, Canada 2020, [email protected] | (613) 793-8234


About Canada 2020

Canada 2020 is Canada’s leading, independent, progressive think-tank. Founded in 2006, Canada 2020 produces original research, hosts events and starts conversations about Canada’s future. Our goal is to build a community of progressive ideas and people that move and shape governments.