Nate Erskine-Smith
Uncommons with Nate Erskine-Smith
Health for All with Dr. Jane Philpott
2
0:00
-54:03

Health for All with Dr. Jane Philpott

On this podcast, Nate is joined on this episode by Dr. Jane Philpott, a former federal Health Minister and currently the Dean of Health Sciences at Queen’s University.
2

Nate is joined on this episode by Dr. Jane Philpott, a former federal Health Minister and currently the Dean of Health Sciences at Queen’s University. She has recently published her book: Health for All, A Doctor’s Prescription for a Healthier Canada. 

Before politics, Dr. Philpott practiced family medicine for over 25 years, including important development work in Niger. She was elected in 2015 and served in cabinet in a number of roles, including in Health and Indigenous Services. She was a member of the Liberal caucus until the SNC-Lavalin affair, after which she ran as an independent candidate in the 2019 election.

Nate and Dr. Philpott discuss her book 'Health for All' and the need for improved access to primary care in Canada, a better focus on the social determinants of health, and why we should treat substance use as a health issue in the midst of a devastating public health crisis. 

They also discuss her time in politics, including her reflections on how she left, and whether she would be interested in returning to political life. 

Watch the full podcast here:

2 Comments
Nate Erskine-Smith
Uncommons with Nate Erskine-Smith
A bi-weekly discussion series hosted by MP Nate Erskine-Smith featuring expterts, fellow parliamentarians, and other elected officials of all stripes.