Canadian Pharmacists Association
Canadian Pharmacists Association


Primary Care in Canada

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A CPhA Summit • June 6, 2024 • Toronto


Summit speakers

Learn more about the health-care leaders who participated in the Summit as moderators and panellists.

Opening address

The future of primary care: A conversation with health-care leaders

Pharmacy-led primary care clinics: Lessons from Nova Scotia

Building the primary care workforce of the future

Strengthening chronic disease management

Policy and advocacy: Shaping the future of pharmacy in primary care

Opening address

Shawn Bugden, BScPharm, MSc, PharmD
Chair, Canadian Pharmacists Association

Shawn Bugden

Dr. Shawn Bugden was elected Chair of the CPhA Board for the 2022-2023 term, and he represents AFPC on the CPhA Board of Directors. He is Dean at the School of Pharmacy at Memorial University of Newfoundland, an Adjunct Professor at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba and he maintains an active research program focussed on the outcomes of medication therapy (health policy, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacovigilance). Shawn has a background in hospital pharmacy administration. He is actively involved in the pharmacoeconomic evaluations of oncology drugs and has an interest in opioid stewardship and safety. Shawn also promotes evidence-based practice through the MEDS (Medication Evidence and Decision Support) Conference and is actively involved in post-marketing drug evaluation and knowledge translation on optimal drug use to primary care practitioners.

The future of primary care: A conversation with health-care leaders

Glen Doucet
CEO, Canadian Pharmacists Association

Glen Doucet

As CEO of the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA), Glen Doucet is responsible for advancing CPhA, on behalf of its members and the profession, to become one of the most respected, influential and impactful associations in Canada.

Glen has more than 35 years’ expertise in association management, government relations and strategic communications. He is widely respected as a dynamic leader and an innovative strategist who can organize, direct and efficiently manage talent and resources to meet and exceed mission objectives.

Glen has served as the executive director of 3 national associations and on the senior management team for 2 other major national health non-governmental organizations. In these positions, he led diverse teams of professionals to effectively represent these associations with government, industry, media and the public.

With a passion for public service, politics and policy, Glen has also served as the vice chair of Hypertension Canada’s Board of Directors as well as a member of the Board of the Directors for the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation. In addition, he has served as the national director and director of policy for a major federal political party. Through his work in politics and his professional life, Glen has built an extensive network of government, political and business contacts across the country.

Jean-Joseph Condé
Board Member, Canadian Medical Association

Jean-Joseph Condé

Dr. Jean-Joseph Condé practises family medicine in Val-d’Or, QC, and has been an active member of the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue since 1987, where he has worked in family medicine, emergency care and obstetrics. He is a faculty supervisor for McGill University medical students and family medicine residents.

Dr. Condé served as president of the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) from 2016 to 2018. Before that, he sat on the association’s Executive Committee and several of its other committees; he presided over its audit, assistance scope, investment and file review committees. During his term as senior vice-president, he was an active member of the committee for the renewal of the association’s 2015-2019 strategic plan.

Before joining the CMPA board, Dr. Condé sat on the board of the Fédération des Médecins omnipraticiens du Québec, first as vice-president of the Association des omnipraticiens du Nord-Ouest du Québec (AMONOQ) from 1989 to 1999, then as AMONOQ president from 1999 to 2002.

Kimberley Hanson
CEO, HealthPartners

Kimberley Hanson

Kimberley Hanson is a seasoned executive with a track record of strong leadership and execution and deep experience in the health charity sector in Canada. She is an expert in corporate strategy, public affairs and communications. In recent years, she has worked as a strategic advisor to many organizations in the health and chronic disease community as Vice President at Hill+Knowlton Strategies and as Executive Director of Advocacy at Diabetes Canada.

For nearly 5 years, she was Executive Director of Advocacy at Diabetes Canada, responsible for advocacy with the federal, provincial and territorial governments. She also led the Diabetes 360? initiative that has resulted in the passage of a law requiring Canada to implement a nation-wide framework to address the diabetes epidemic and a federal budget commitment in 2021.

Kim is a fully bilingual, experienced spokesperson and public speaker who holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.

Prior to joining Diabetes Canada, Kim held various senior management positions in Communications, Business Development and Human Resources at Payments Canada and Export Development Canada. As a passionate volunteer and community member, over the past 25 years, Kim and her family have raised more than $1 million for local charities.

Treena Klassen, RN, BN, ASMH, MEd, DBA
Chair, Specialty Nursing Council, Canadian Nurses Association

Treena Klassen

Dr. Treena Klassen is a Registered Nurse with a specialty certificate in advanced mental health, a graduate degree in education and a doctorate in business administration. Dr. Klassen’s thesis work focused on Registered Nurse leadership and critical dialogue in the Patient’s Medical Home.

Dr. Klassen started her career in primary care providing in-home care for the chronically and persistently mental ill. She went on to work in acute and sub-acute mental health units at both staff and leadership levels. She has been a regional mental health educator where she provided a breadth of services, including staff curriculum design and education, clinical nurse specialist assessments, human resource interventions, policy and procedure writing, and accreditation support across the health system.

Dr. Klassen has served on several local and national governance boards. She continues to support the Canadian Nurses Association as Chair of the Specialty Nursing Council. Her love for governance led her to a rewarding relationship with the Alberta Medical Association where, over the last decade, she has engaged in governance curriculum design and has facilitated training for many physicians, administrators and policy makers. Dr. Klassen is also an executive director of a primary care network overseeing ~40 PMHs across a rural/remote area in southeastern Alberta. In this role she supports PMH administration, policy, patient safety, human resource, quality improvement and primary care research.

Dr. Klassen has had the fortune of partnering with the College of Family Physicians on the PMH update in 2019, was a key member of the national team that developed competencies for Registered Nurses in primary care, and most recently she is project managing the Team Primary Care Nurse national post-licensure education program for Registered Nurses in primary care.

With over 30 years of experience Dr. Klassen is a recognized expert in primary care and supports education, research, administration, governance, coaching and strategic development.

Danielle Paes, PharmD, RPh
Chief Pharmacist Officer, Canadian Pharmacists Association

Danielle Paes

Dr. Danielle Paes is the Chief Pharmacist Officer (CPO) at the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) where she is driving strategic efforts in the areas of engagement, diversity and inclusion, and pharmacist mental health and wellness. She holds bachelor and doctor of pharmacy degrees from the University of Waterloo and a bachelor of science in applied pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Guelph.

In addition to her genuine passion for the profession of pharmacy, Danielle brings a wealth of experience to the association. Her unique portfolio gives her a pan-Canadian view into the needs and perspectives of pharmacists across Canada. Previously she practiced as clinical pharmacist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, and has held roles in community pharmacy, industry and academia.

Danielle is recognized as a dynamic and forward-thinking pharmacist, committed to advancing the profession, engaging and supporting front-line pharmacists and advocating for effective use of our Canadian health-care system to help optimize patient care.

Pharmacy-led primary care clinics: Lessons from Nova Scotia

Allison Bodnar, LLB
CEO, Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia

Allison Bodnar

Allison Bodnar is the CEO of the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia (PANS) and is the mom of 5 children (Emma, Nolan, Paige, Isaac and Quinn). PANS represents almost 1300 pharmacists, technicians and students and over 300 pharmacies throughout Nova Scotia on all matters related to the profession and practice of pharmacy. Allison is passionate about the value that pharmacy professionals can bring to the health-care system in Nova Scotia.

Prior to joining the association in 2009, Allison worked as a corporate lawyer with Bell Aliant Telecommunications and as VP and General Counsel for the Credit Union Central of Nova Scotia for many years. Before moving to the in-house legal and advocacy role, Allison practiced law with the law firm of Patterson Palmer Hunt Murphy for almost 7 years where she specialized in tax and financing transactions.

Allison received her law degree from the University of Toronto and her B.A. from the University of Western Ontario.

Pam Kennedy, BScPharm, RPh
Pharmacist & Owner, Bridgewater Guardian Pharmacy

Pam Kennedy

Pam Kennedy is a graduate of the College of Pharmacy at Dalhousie University. With 19 years of experience, Pam continues to have a passion for positive change in her profession.

As the Pharmacist and Owner of Guardian Pharmacy in Bridgewater, NS, Pam has transformed her pharmacy into a community cornerstone since its establishment in 2011. Her leadership has fostered a reputation at her pharmacy for that of comprehensive health approaches and patient focused services.

Pam's commitment to professional growth extends beyond her pharmacy walls. She actively supports the advancement of pharmacy services in Nova Scotia, emphasizing accessibility and quality in patient care. In February 2023, her Bridgewater Guardian Pharmacy became one of the original 12 sites for the newly launched Community Pharmacy Primary Care Clinics, showcasing her dedication to pushing boundaries and enhancing health care accessibility at the community level.

Nationally, Pam represents Nova Scotia on the McKesson Retail Banner Group National Advisory Council, contributing to discussions and strategies that impact the broader pharmaceutical landscape. Locally, she is a member of the Pharmacy Practice Committee with the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia, contributing to shaping the future of pharmacy practice in the province. Beyond her professional commitments, Pam serves as a Board Member and Governance Chair of the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore. In this role, she guides the governance of an organization dedicated to advancing health services in the region.

Sheila MacLeod, MPA
Senior Executive Director, Benefits Programs, Province of Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness

Sheila MacLeod

Sheila MacLeod is the Senior Executive Director, Benefits Programs, with the Province of Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.

Sheila began her career in health policy working for a district health authority in Halifax, NS, in research ethics for clinical trials. She joined the Province of Nova Scotia, Department of Health and Wellness in 2012 as the first provincial manager of Academic Funding Plans. She has since held multiple progressive leadership roles within the Department including Director of Policy and Legislation, Project Executive supporting Emergency Health Services, Executive Director of Clinical and Infrastructure Strategy, and a Special Advisor and Health Transformation leader in the areas of Clinical and System Integration.

Sheila was born in Toronto but has lived in Nova Scotia most of her life. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Dalhousie University, and lives in Halifax with her family.

Beverley Zwicker, BScPharm, RPh
Registrar & CEO, Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists

Beverley Zwicker

Beverley Zwicker is motivated by a personal drive to address barriers between people and the health care they need.

As CEO and Registrar of the Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists (NSCP), Bev’s work focuses on ensuring the public experiences optimal care from the profession in Nova Scotia. Bev is committed to continually striving for better, and she brings this to her role by leading a regulatory approach that fosters innovation, collaboration, engagement and continuous improvement in pharmacy practice.

Prior to joining the NSCP, Bev directed the Dalhousie University Division of Continuing Pharmacy Education and was a sessional lecturer and course coordinator of Dalhousie’s Pharmacy Law and Healthcare Ethics course. Bev has practiced as a pharmacist in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario, and operated a sole proprietorship, Atlantic Relief Pharmacist Services, through which she served as a relief pharmacist across Nova Scotia and in New Brunswick.

Bev is chair of the Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Board and the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA), and has served as chair of the Nova Scotia Regulated Health Professions Network and the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy.

Bev obtained her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from Dalhousie University and, as a life-long learner, has completed courses in the Master of Public Administration program at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management as well as self-directed studies in leadership and strategic management through the Harvard University, Executive Education program.

Bev enjoys spending time with her husband and four adult children, and balances her passion for good food with speed-walking, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding and biking.

Building the primary care workforce of the future

Lisa Dolovich, PharmD, MSc, BScPharm
Professor and Dean, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto

Lisa Dolovich

Dr. Lisa Dolovich is a Professor and the Dean at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. She is also a Professor (part time) in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University and an Associate Professor (adjunct) in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. She completed a Canadian Society of Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship at the Centre for Evaluation of Medicines and completed her Master of Science degree in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University.

Dr. Dolovich is a health services researcher with expertise in pharmacy practice research, interdisciplinary health-care team integration, implementation and evaluation of multicomponent interventions in health care, implementation science and medication prescribing and use. She has practiced as a pharmacist in community, hospital, ambulatory care and primary care team health care settings. From 2003-2007 she co-led a large Ontario-based demonstration project called IMPACT, which focused on pharmacists integrated into family medicine teams that informed the current Family Health Team approach. She is on the Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network Executive and actively conducts research on care provided by pharmacists in different settings, including community. She was the first-ever Canadian Pharmacist of the Year (2003) and holds the honour of being a Canadian Pharmacists Association Centennial pharmacist.

Ayman Lakhani, PharmD Candidate, BSc
PharmD Candidate & VP Education, Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns

Ayman Lakhani

Ayman Lakhani (she/her) is a 4th year PharmD student at the University of Toronto. Ayman’s first exposure to pharmacy was as a co-op student in high school. Recognizing the unique position pharmacists held as accessible and community-oriented health-care professionals, she was inspired to follow in the footsteps of her mentors and make a meaningful impact on patient care. Ayman has since worked in community practice for 8 years, and more recently diversified to outpatient and acute care hospital settings. As a student, she has grown to appreciate the pivotal role students play as advocates for themselves and the profession. She is beginning her 3rd year as a member of the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI) national council, assuming the role of VP Education in May 2024. In her spare time, Ayman is teaching herself how to crochet in hopes of keeping herself a little warmer during our seemingly never-ending winters.

Michelle Owen
Executive Director, HHR Task Force, Strategic Policy Branch, Health Canada

Michelle Owen

Michelle Owen joined Health Canada in October of 2018 and is the Executive Director of the Health Human Resources Task Force within the Strategic Policy Branch.

Prior to taking on her current role, Ms. Owen spent her career with the Public Health Agency of Canada working on files related to Maternal and Child Health, Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) relations, and Infectious Disease.

Ms. Owen holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration from Carleton University. She lives in the greater Ottawa area with her husband and 2 children and can often be found cheering on her kids at the soccer field.

Pawandeep Sidhu
Manager, Pharmacy Advocacy at Sobeys National Pharmacy Group

Pawandeep Sidhu

Pawandeep graduated from the College of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba in 2013 and spent her first three years working in Northern Manitoba in Thompson. She has extensive experience in pharmacy operations, having held roles such as pharmacy manager, franchise-owner and pharmacy district manager. Currently, Pawandeep is the Manager of Pharmacy Advocacy at Sobeys National Pharmacy where she oversees the company’s national advocacy strategy, policy matters, and other industry issues in support of optimal pharmacy practice and operations.

Pawandeep is a member of CPhA’s Workforce Steering Committee and she also served as a Board Director with Pharmacists Manitoba for six years, including two terms as President. Most recently, she was appointed to the Council and Executive Committee for the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba. Pawandeep is also currently completing her Masters of Business Administration at the Asper School of Business with a concentration in organizational leadership.

Clara Wong, BA(Hons), RPhT
Professor, Pharmacy Technician Program, Centennial College

Clara Wong

Clara Wong is a passionate pharmacy technician dedicated to making a meaningful impact within the community health-care sector. Thriving in the dynamic environment of community pharmacy practice, Clara serves an array of patient populations ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics, as well as adults with intellectual disabilities. With a compassionate approach and meticulous attention to detail, she strives to ensure that each patient receives high-quality, patient-centric care.

Beyond her pharmacy work, Clara is deeply committed to promoting awareness of the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians. As a professor at Centennial College within the Pharmacy Technician Program, she shares her expertise by training, nurturing and empowering the next generation of Technicians.

Driven by her dedication to excellence and advocacy, Clara continually enhances her skills and knowledge by remaining at the forefront of her field.

With her unwavering dedication to pharmacy practice, education, and advocacy, Clara is a valued leader in the health-care community, making a difference one patient, one student and one advocacy effort at a time.

Strengthening chronic disease management

Ross Tsuyuki, PharmD, MSc, BScPharm
Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta

Ross Tsuyuki

Dr. Ross Tsuyuki was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. His training includes:

  • BScPharm from the University of British Columbia
  • Residency at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver
  • Postgraduate Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular clinical trials in the Division of Cardiology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (Supervisor: Dr. Salim Yusuf)
  • MSc in Health Research Methods from McMaster University

Dr. Tsuyuki is currently a Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Director of the EPICORE Centre in the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He is also the President of Hypertension Canada. Dr. Tsuyuki’s research interests are in health services research, particularly in the area of pharmacist care for acute and chronic conditions.

Yazid Al Hamarneh, BScPharm, PhD, CDM, CAC
Assistant Professor, Associate Director & Scientific Officer, University of Alberta

Yazid Al Hamarneh

Dr. Yazid Al Hamarneh is a pharmacist who is currently an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta, the Scientific Officer of the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit and the Associate Director of the EPICORE Centre. He obtained his BSc in pharmacy from the University of Jordan and his PhD from Queen’s University Belfast. He completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Alberta. His main research interests are chronic disease prevention and management with special interest in CVD and pharmacy practice. This research involves focusing on prevention, increasing awareness, improving control and management of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors as well as making the paradigm shift in pharmacy practice to focus on patient-centered care.

Christine Papoushek, PharmD
Pharmacotherapy Specialist, University Health Network – Toronto Western Family Health Team

Christine Papoushek

Dr. Christine Papoushek is a primary care pharmacist at the Toronto Western Family Health Team. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Michigan and has over 25 years of experience in providing collaborative care to patients in a Family Medicine setting.

Dr. Papoushek is an assistant professor with the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine and is involved with the teaching pharmacy and medical trainees. Her practice and research interests involve patient empowerment and engagement, shared decision making, optimal prescribing. Her passion is optimizing intra-professional and inter-professional relationships to enable team-based care.

Dr. Papoushek recently led the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada Advanced Primary Care Pharmacists Training Program, which was one of four subprojects from a federally funded initiative of Team Primary Care: Training for Transformation.

Anne Marie Picone, RPh
Interim Executive Director, New Brunswick Pharmacists’ Association

Anne Marie Picone

Anne Marie Picone has been a practicing pharmacist for over 40 years. She is currently the Interim Executive Director of the New Brunswick Pharmacists’ Association and Interim Executive Director of the Association of Compounding Pharmacists of Canada.

In addition to providing relief pharmacist services in the Moncton area, Anne Marie is also an instructor at the New Brunswick Community College in Moncton, where she teaches Pharmacology, Law and Ethics, Community Pharmacy Theory and other courses in the Pharmacy Technician and Pharmacy Assistant Programs.

Anne Marie has a wealth of experience, having served as President of the New Brunswick Pharmaceutical Society, a precursor to the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists, and Chair of the Canadian Pharmacists Association’s Professional Affairs Committee. She has served on many other boards and committees across the profession in Canada, the U.S. and internationally.

In addition to being awarded the Bowl of Hygeia from the New Brunswick Pharmacists’ Association in 2004, Anne Marie also received the Meritorious Service Award from the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists last year. And in 2007, the Canadian Pharmacists Association named Anne Marie one of the top 100 pharmacists in Canada who have made significant contributions to the profession of pharmacy in the past 100 years.

Policy and advocacy: Shaping the future of pharmacy in primary care

Joelle Walker
Vice President, Public and Professional Affairs, Canadian Pharmacists Association

Joelle Walker

Joelle Walker is the Vice President of Public and Professional Affairs for the Canadian Pharmacists Association. In this role, Joelle leads the association’s advocacy initiatives with key decision-makers and stakeholders, by increasing the profile and reputation of the profession and advancing specific public policy issues affecting the pharmacy sector. Joelle has over 15 years of advocacy experience in law, government relations and communications, previously working on the Canadian Cancer Society’s national advocacy agenda. Joelle holds a Bachelor of Political Science and an LLB from the University of Ottawa.

Avis Favaro
Senior Advisor, Santis Health

Avis Favaro

Avis Favaro, an acclaimed medical journalist with decades of experience, brings to Santis Health a unique blend of expertise in health communications and journalism. As a Senior Advisor, Avis leverages her extensive background in uncovering and reporting health stories that matter to Canadians and help bolster Santis’ media training program. As CTV News’ Medical Correspondent, Avis Favaro specializes in health stories that can make a difference in the lives of Canadians. Based in Toronto, Favaro is Canada’s longest-serving television Medical Correspondent, having started this beat for CTV News in 1992. Since then, she has reported on a wide variety of health issues, including medical errors, drug shortages, mental health, novel therapies for cancer and the latest therapies for neurological diseases. Favaro has been recognized with a total of 13 Gemini Award nominations, winning a 1997 Gemini Award for Best Reportage for a story on an experimental cancer treatment. Along with medical producer Elizabeth St. Philip, Favaro has been recognized with multiple awards – by the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Nurses Association, the Ontario Registered Nurses Association, and the Radio Television Digital News Association. Favaro holds an honourary PhD from McMaster University. She also has an honourary membership to the Federation of Medical Women of Canada. She is a graduate of Western University where she earned a Master’s Degree in Journalism.

Stephanie Gawur
Principal, Santis Health

Stephanie Gawur

As a Principal at Santis Health, Stephanie specializes in government relations, issues management and municipal affairs. As an experienced consultant, Stephanie has an impressive track record driving change and achieving success for a number of health-sector clients including associations, pharmaceutical companies and innovative health tech companies. Stephanie has also supported a number of municipal, provincial and federal campaigns over the last decade. She was instrumental in three consecutive and successful Toronto mayoral campaigns and contributed to several Progressive Conservative leadership campaigns in Ontario. Stephanie was also the Executive Assistant to a Member of Parliament, where she managed community outreach and engagement. In addition to her political experience, Stephanie has held senior leadership positions at the Breast Cancer Society of Canada and the Canadian Association for Community Living. In these roles, she implemented strategic development programs and facilitated media relations as part of multi-faceted communications plans. Stephanie currently serves on the Board of Directors for Community Living Toronto (CLTO) and Chair of the CLTO Government Relations Committee. She has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Breast Cancer Society of Canada and her local federal Conservative Party riding association. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University and a Master of Science from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Nikita James Nanos,CM, ICD.D
Chief Data Scientist, Nanos Research Corporation

Nikita James

Nikita James Nanos leads Nanos Research, one of Canada’s most distinguished research companies.

Nik is the Chief Data Scientist and Founder of Nanos Research, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC, and a research associate professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is also the Past Chair of Carleton University in Ottawa.

Nik leads the team behind the weekly Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index which is streamed to Bloomberg terminals globally every Monday Morning. He is featured in a weekly segment on CTV’s News Channel, Nanos on the Numbers, which focuses on the latest political, business, and social trends.?He is the pollster for CTV News, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, the Globe & Mail, Canada’s national newspaper, Bloomberg News in Canada. Nik is a member of the Order of Canada.