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JANE PHILPOTT

JANE PHILPOTT
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JANE PHILPOTT is best known for her time in the Canadian government from 2015 to 2019 where she served as federal Minister of Health, Minister of Indigenous Services, President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government. She is now the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Medicine at Queen's University, and CEO of the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization. She is a medical doctor and a Professor of Family Medicine. Prior to politics, Jane spent the first decade of her medical career in Niger, West Africa. She worked as a family doctor in Markham and Stouffville for 17 years where she became Chief of Family Medicine at Markham Stouffville Hospital. She is married to CBC Radio journalist Pep Philpott. They have four adult children and two grandchildren.

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