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Michael Wolfson and Vivek Goel

Michael Wolfson is a former assistant chief statistician at Statistics Canada, and a current member of the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics. Vivek Goel is president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo. Both are members of the Expert Advisory Group on the Development of the Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy.

Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON AND VIVEK GOEL | February 17, 2022
Canada's Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, pictured. Of course, updating health data systems has costs. But given the tens of billions of health-care dollars the federal government is providing to the provinces through fiscal transfers, it is long past time the federal government leveraged this clout—using both carrots and sticks—so that people in Canada can finally have informed, accessible health data when and where they need it most, write Michael Wolfson and Vivek Goel. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON AND VIVEK GOEL | February 17, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL WOLFSON AND VIVEK GOEL | February 17, 2022
Canada's Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, pictured. Of course, updating health data systems has costs. But given the tens of billions of health-care dollars the federal government is providing to the provinces through fiscal transfers, it is long past time the federal government leveraged this clout—using both carrots and sticks—so that people in Canada can finally have informed, accessible health data when and where they need it most, write Michael Wolfson and Vivek Goel. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade