Canadian Pharmacists Association
Canadian Pharmacists Association

CPhA Welcomes New Cabinet, Minister of Health

November 4, 2015 (Ottawa): The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) congratulates the newly appointed Cabinet and, in particular, Dr. Jane Philpott on her appointment as Minister of Health. CPhA looks forward to working closely with the government to improve the health of Canadians and engage pharmacists in enhancing our health care system.

Over the course of the election, CPhA was pleased to hear some of the health commitments that were made by the Liberal Party, in particular as it relates to improving access to prescription drugs in Canada, increasing health care innovation and supporting childhood vaccinations. These issues all have significant implications for community and hospital pharmacists and CPhA looks forward to working with the new government to leverage the expertise of Canada’s 39,000 pharmacists in identifying practical and affordable solutions to our health care challenges.

“As the most accessible health provider in Canada, pharmacists are well placed to address some of the challenges related to sustainability, access, drug safety and quality of care,” said Carlo Berardi, Chair, Canadian Pharmacists Association. “We look forward to building on our productive relationship with Health Canada under Minister Philpott to ensure that Canada’s pharmacists can continue to make a positive difference in the health of Canadians.”

As a health care professional, Minister Philpott brings a wealth of firsthand experience and understanding of the health care system which will help to ensure that Canadian pharmacists and other providers are equipped with the tools to deliver more innovative, accessible and sustainable health care to all Canadians.

About the Canadian Pharmacists Association

The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is the uniting national voice of pharmacy and the pharmacist profession in Canada. As pharmacists undertake an enhanced role in the delivery of health care services, CPhA ensures that the profession is recognized as a national leader in health care, influencing the policies, programs, budgets and initiatives affecting the profession and the health of Canadians. More information is available at

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Mark McCondach
Director of Communications
Canadian Pharmacists Association
(613) 523-7877 Ext. 285