Stephen Skyvington is one of Canada’s pre-eminent political pundits and health care policy experts. His columns regularly appear in newspapers all across Canada, under the banner Opinions and Observations. Stephen also appears on NEWSTALK 1010 with Ted Woloshyn every Saturday afternoon.
Formerly the manager of government relations for the Ontario Medical Association, where he spent seven years lobbying elected officials and civil servants at all three levels of government, Stephen is currently the president of PoliTrain Inc., a public relations firm he founded in 2001, specializing in leadership development and candidate training, lobbying and crisis management.
In addition to being a full-time registered lobbyist, Stephen, who has been involved in politics since 1988, also has a great deal of experience in community and stakeholder relations, as well as media and government relations. He lives in Cobourg, Ontario.
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- THIS MIGHT HURT A BIT : Reinventing Canada's Health-Care System
The Canadian Health care system has long been admired by Canadians who are proud to live in a Country where anyone receives healthcare when they need it. Stephen Skyvington has taken on the role of whistler blower and shares why our healthcare system needs to evolve. He shares a look at the history on our health care system from Tommy Douglas and the Saskatchewan Experiment; the Hall Commission and the Introduction of Medicare and the Canada Health Act. And he explains why the Myth of “Free” Health Care, issues related to the Hypocritical Oath, the Law of unintended consequences are compounding problems and why revising the Canada Health Act now is critical to manage our future health care needs.
This keynote is a truly unique redesign of the Canada’s health care system in a creative, ground-breaking way. Thinking outside the box, Skyvington explains why change must occur, the implications of embracing the status quo and doing nothing, and talks about how all Canadians need to be engaged in order to save our health care system, rebuilding it into something new and better.