From the clinic to the House of Commons: A conversation with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett
The Honourable Carolyn Bennett has been a Member of Parliament representing Toronto-St. Paul’s since 1997. She previously served as Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and the Minister of State for Public Health. In 2021, Carolyn was appointed to serve as first and current Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health.
Prior to her election, Carolyn was a family physician and a founding partner of Bedford Medical Associates in downtown Toronto. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1974, and received her certification in family medicine in 1976.
Join us as we hear from Minister Bennett as she shares what inspired her to enter politics, the skills from family medicine that serve her well in her current work and the ways in which family doctors can engage successfully with policymakers.
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