Matters of Life & Death: André Picard, Globe & Mail Health Reporter
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Matters of Life & Death: André Picard, Globe & Mail Health Reporter

“…the choices we make about health and medicine are inherently political, and … it is more important to care for people than it is to treat their symptoms.” – André Picard

André Picard, who has served as the Globe and Mail’s health reporter for three decades, is one of the most informative and influential voices in Canadian health-care. At the centre of Picard’s work is a consistent call for a more just and compassionate Canadian health-care system.

Is Canada’s public health-care system under threat? What are the social and economic impacts of mental illness? Why is tackling poverty not a health-care priority? Why do so many Canadians lack a family doctor?

André Picard is the author of five books including the newly published Matters of Life and Death (Douglas & McIntyre 2017). He has received much acclaim for his reporting and writing, including the Michener Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism.

Please join Canada’s most informative and influential health reporter in conversation! The event will be moderated by local author and physician Kevin Patterson, who recently reviewed Picard’s new book for the Globe and Mail.

Tickets are available at ArtSpring (250-537-2102 or online) and Salt Spring Books. $15 – 2018 Forum Members; $20 – General Public. (Students and low-income residents contact

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