Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long Term Care
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The Next Phase of Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care
Minister Hoskins will speak to the Empire Club about his vision for health care over the next three years. Building on past successes achieved under the first Action Plan for Health Care, Minister Hoskins will speak about how the Ontario government will continue to transform the health care system always with a focus on improving the patient experience by enhancing access to care, providing patients with the information they need to make decisions about their care, and protecting our health care system for generations to come.
Dr. Eric Hoskins was first elected to the Ontario legislature as the MPP for St. Paul’s in 2009. He was re elected in 2011 and 2014.
Hoskins currently serves as Minister of Health and Long Term Care. Hoskins was appointed as Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment in February 2013. He has previously served as Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.
Hoskins is also a renowned humanitarian, family doctor and a proud Ontarian with a long and dedicated record of public service.
After finishing his medical studies at McMaster University, and subsequently at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, Hoskins spent nearly a decade as a doctor and humanitarian in war torn regions in Africa and around the world. From 1997 to 2000, he served as the senior advisor to then Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy on issues such as human rights, child soldiers, peacekeeping and the landmines ban.
He and his wife, Dr. Samantha Nutt, founded the international charity War Child Canada to help hundreds of thousands of children in war affected regions across the globe. Hoskins was also Advisor to the Office of the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict at the United Nations in 2002 to 2003.
Hoskins has been recognized for his humanitarian work and public service. In 2008, he was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada. He has also received the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Cross, and has been awarded the United Nations Lester B. Pearson Peace Medal.
Hoskins and his wife have one son, Rhys.