Lifetime Achievement Award
One of Canada’s top public policy observers and commentators, André Picard has provided many years of compelling thought leadership on a multitude of policy and performance matters across our complex health system. He is the health columnist at The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff writer since 1987. He is also a celebrated author of five bestselling books, including his latest, Matters of Life and Death, in which he tackles some of the nation’s most pressing public health topics. His sentinel book, The Gift of Death, established his voice as one of credibility and authority in the troubled years of the Canadian blood system, and has continued to guide and influence many ever since.