Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate my constituent in Kingston and the Islands, Dr. Chris Simpson, who was elected Ontario nominee for president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association and is expected to assume the post of CMA president in 2014.
Dr. Simpson is chief of cardiology at Queen's University and medical director of the Cardiac Program at Kingston General and Hotel Dieu hospitals. He is the chair of the Canadian Wait Time Alliance and the chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society's standing committee on health policy and advocacy.
Dr. Simpson has asked important questions about the future of Canadian health care. How can physicians be leaders to achieve health and deliver timely, quality care? How can the family medicine and specialist communities work better together? How can we make sure that we have the health care professionals we will need? What is the role of the federal government in health care and health promotion?
I congratulate Chris and I look forward to working together with him for a healthier Canada.