Health minister faces many challenges

From the commitment right out the gate to bring forward legislation on medically-assisted dying and to legalizing marijuana, Health Minister Jane Philpott is sailing into some strong headwinds. Add the negotiation of a new Health Accord, responding effectively to the horrific suicide epidemic in some indigenous communities and the plan to bulk buy prescription drugs, and she might regret having won her seat at all.

Health Minister Jane Philpott's mandate letter is a catalogue of serious challenges, writes Elizabeth May. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By ELIZABETH MAY

PUBLISHED : Monday, May 9, 2016 12:00 AM

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