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Carolyn Bennett (1950 - )

Carolyn Bennett (1950 - )

Carolyn Bennett is an Ontario politician known for being the first ever Minister of State (Public Health). She set up the Public Health Agency of Canada. Bennett also established the Public Health Network to enable provinces and territories to work with the federal government to protect the health of Canadians.

  • Prior to politics, Bennett was a family doctor and university professor.
  • She is the author of Kill or Cure? How Canadians Can Remake their Health Care System.
  • She has received many awards for her work, including the Royal Life Saving Society Service Cross, the EVE award for advancing women in politics and the CAMIMH Mental Health Champion Award.
  • In 2017, she became the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs.
  • Bennett says, “My job has made me an even prouder Canadian and has well allowed me to feel that I have been able to truly make a difference.”
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