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Doc who provides big-picture view of Canadian health care system guest speaker at upcoming event

Annual Celebrate Women fundraiser set for June 13
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Dr. Danielle Martin will speak about her book “Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians” at Laurentian University June 13 during the annual Celebrate Women event. (Supplied)

Dr. Danielle Martin will speak about her book “Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians” at Laurentian University June 13 during the annual Celebrate Women event.

The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Sudbury partners with the YWCA and the Legal Action Education Fund (LEAF) to create Celebrate Women, providing female Canadian authors an opportunity to feature a recent book.

Funds raised support scholarships or services for girls or women in the Sudbury community.

Martin attracted public and media attention when she testified before a 2014 U.S. Senate subcommittee examining Obamacare, confidently fielding tough questions from Republican Senator Richard Burr.

Bernie Saunders had invited Martin because of her academic expertise on health care policy and Canada’s Medicare System.

Martin is VP of Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions at Women's College Hospital (WCH), a family physician in the Family Practice Health Centre at WCH, a professor of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, and was one of two prominent physicians appointed this year to the National Health Review of eight major Canadian health organizations.

She has developed a reputation as a commentator on health issues, and her book is a prescription to improve health care across Canada.

Besides the talk, Martin will be selling and signing her books.

The event takes place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. that day at Laurentian University's Fraser Auditorium. 

Tickets to the event cost $10 and are available in advance at the Apollo Restaurant, the Laurentian University Bookstore and the Wellness Shoppe, as well as at the door.




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