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Join Canadian Club Toronto on February 28 for an engaging discussion with Bernard Lord, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) and CEO of Medavie, a health solutions partner. Mr. Lord will share the industry’s perspectives on the changing healthcare landscape and how Canada’s life and health insurers are helping Canadians access care today.

He will speak about collaboration between the benefits and insurance industry and government, and the need for a balanced regulatory framework in Canada. Mr. Lord will be joined in conversation by Carly Weeks, Health Reporter for The Globe and Mail.

*For virtual attendees, please note that the live stream will begin at approximately 12:40pm ET & the link will be provided closer to the event date*



Bernard Lord

Chair of the Board of Directors, Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association & Chief Executive Officer, Medavie

Bernard Lord became Chief Executive Officer of Medavie in September 2016 where he provides strategic leadership to further the company’s mission to improve the wellbeing of Canadians. Prior to this role, Mr. Lord served eight years on the Board of Medavie. He is currently the Chair of the International Federation of Health Plans, the Chair of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association and the President of the Canadian Association of Blue Cross Plans. He is also a member of the New Brunswick Law Society and Canadian Bar Association.

Mr. Lord was elected four times to the New Brunswick Legislature and was Premier of New Brunswick from 1999 to 2006. He also worked as the CEO of the Canadian Wireless and Telecommunications Association from 2008 until 2016. Throughout his career, he has served on boards of several companies and organizations and has been involved in various philanthropic endeavors.

Mr. Lord is a Queen’s Counsel and has been inducted into the Order of Moncton and the Order of New Brunswick.


Carly Weeks

Health Report, The Globe and Mail

As a health reporter, I have had the chance to cover some of the most important stories – the opioid crisis, overcrowded hospitals, the rise of youth vaping and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s an honour to work alongside a team of reporters and editors who work tirelessly to bring Canadians the information they need to make sense of an increasingly complex world.