Lawyer Michael Watts is set to deliver a talk about research he conducted for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute on how to improve Canada’s ailing health care system.
The event, organized by the law firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, will take place on Tuesday starting at 5 p.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
It is designed to bring together those from Ontario hospitals to get them thinking about ways to create enhanced and more efficient services in health care.
In 2013 Watts released a paper written for MLI about how Canadian governments can achieve reforms to health care while working within the document that governs much of its delivery, the Canada Health Act.
This, he says, is just one of the factors stalling reform of a system that is growing increasingly dysfunctional.
“The most unfortunate result of the disingenuous, poisonous and hyper-partisan commentary around Canada’s health care system is that innovative thinking has been stifled and the voices of well-intentioned and thoughtful politicians and experts have been silenced”, Watts writes.
“In the process, many myths have taken deep root”.