Jane Philpott: Canadians want political parties to work together

Dr Jane Philpott
Dr. Jane Philpott, former member of parliament, is now Dean of the Faculty of Health Science at Queen's University. Photo courtesy of Queen's University.
James Mainguy - CFRO - VancouverBC | 14-09-2021

Jane Philpott is now Dean of Queen’s University School of Medicine. But in 2019, she was in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet. She resigned her position as the President of the Treasury Board in the wake of the SNC-Lavalin affair and was soon expelled from the Liberal Party caucus, along with Jody Wison-Raybould. 

In the lead-up to the Sept. 20 federal election, CFRO spoke with Philpott. She expressed dismay over the issues that were not being discussed during the election campaign. One she highlighted was the “continued number of [opioid] deaths that are occurring across the entire country.”

Philpott also sees a desperate need for more points of view in politics.

“We need people with much greater diversity of perspectives from different socioeconomic backgrounds, from different, ethnic and cultural and racial backgrounds," she said. "And I think politics will be much better when we get to that place.”

Listen to CFRO's interview with Jane Philpott below: