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Lord says that beyond group insurance, Medavie offers ambulance and paramedical services. It mainly funds projects focusing on the psychological health of young people, type 2 diabetes and post-traumatic stress.

Founded in 1943 in Nova Scotia, Medavie is a private, not-for-profit corporation with two subsidiaries – Medavie Blue Cross and Medavie Health Services - and a foundation, the Medavie Health Foundation. Since then, Medavie has never stopped evolving toward a pan-Canadian expansion of its health and insurance services.

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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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