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Canada is often compared to what is happening in the United States. Yet other models exist in countries that have very similar values to ours, says Lord.

“Specialists have told us how many lives have been saved, how many complications have been avoided, thanks to new models. He urges the Canadian industry to open its mind and look at what is happening elsewhere in the world.

In addition to demographic challenges, governments face difficult financial situations in many cases, says Lord. Canada is no exception.

Debt, combined with the aging population, will put significant pressure on public systems, says Lord. “Canadians expect to have services in spite of this,” he adds.

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Bernard Lord

Bernard Lord became Chief Executive Officer of Medavie in September 2016 to provide strategic leadership to further the company’s mission to improve the wellbeing of Canadians. Prior to this role, he spent eight years on the Board of Medavie and was President and CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunication Association of Canada. He sits on boards of several companies and organizations, including as Chair of Ontario Power Generation. Mr. Lord served as Premier of New Brunswick from 1999 to 2006.

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