Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON 12:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Sharon Carstairs, retired Leader of the Liberals in the Senate.
Topic “A Passion for Palliative Care”
From 1997 to 1999 Sharon Carstairs served as the first woman to be Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate. She served as Federal Cabinet Minister from 2001 to 2003 as Leader of the Government in the Senate and Minister with Special Responsibility for Palliative Care.
She has served as a member and as Chair of various Senate Committees, including two Committees which examined the issues of hospice palliative care and she served as Chair of the Special Senate Committee on Aging.
She has released two special reports on palliative in Canada, one in 2005 and the most recent one in June 2010 on the state of palliative care in Canada, titled Raising the Bar.