Bear Pit 7:The Drummond Blueprint for the Reform of Ontario's Public Services-5 Years later with a specific focus on Health Care

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Bear Pit 7:The Drummond Blueprint for the Reform of Ontario's Public Services-5 Years later with a specific focus on Health Care


Don Drummond

Adjunct Professor and Stauffer-Dunning Fellow

Queen's University



Feb 15, 2012 went down as D Day in Ontario. This was the day Don Drummond, well known TD Economist, tabled his 500 plus page report. It contained 362 recommendations on reforming Ontario's Public Services. 100 of these recommendations were in Health Care. The main driving force at the time was to get the government's finances in order.

Here we are a little over 5 years later. What has changed? What still needs to be done? Is Drummond's health care blueprint still applicable? Is the health system well on the way to sustainable, efficient and accessible delivery? Have the recent Federal-Provincial discussions on Health Care helped or hindered the cause? 

Come to this presentation to hear the answer to these questions from Don Drummond himself. It will definitely provoke debate on this most important topic.



 Don Drummond: Adjunct Professor and Stauffer-Dunning Fellow

Don Drummond is the Stauffer-Dunning Fellow in Global Public Policy and Adjunct Professor at the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University. In 2011-12, he served as Chair for the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services. Its final report, released in February 2012, contained nearly four hundred recommendations to provide Ontarians with excellent and affordable public services.

Mr. Drummond previously held a series of progressively more senior positions in the areas of economic analysis and forecasting, fiscal policy and tax policy during almost 23 years with Finance Canada. His last three positions were respectively Assistant Deputy Minister of Fiscal Policy and Economic Analysis, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister of Tax Policy & Legislation and most recently, Associate Deputy Minister. In the latter position he was responsible for economic analysis, fiscal policy, tax policy, social policy and federal-provincial relations and coordinated the planning of the annual federal budgets.

He subsequently was Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for the TD Bank (2000-2010), where he took the lead with TD Economics’ work in analyzing and forecasting economic performance in Canada and abroad. For Canada, this work was conducted at the city, provincial, industrial and national levels. TD Economics also analyzes the key policies which influence economic performance, including monetary and fiscal policies. He is a graduate of the University of Victoria and holds an M.A. (Economics) from Queen’s University. He has honorary doctorates from Queen’s and the University of Victoria and is a member of the Order of Ontario.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
DMS 4120
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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Monday, April 24, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

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