By Staff The Canadian Press

Posted June 4, 2020 10:59 am

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TORONTO – The Ontario government made former federal health minister Jane Philpott an adviser.

Philpott, a physician, will help with the design and implementation on a new health-data platform.

The government says the platform will assist researchers and health-system workers as they access anonymized data.

The information will be used to help research and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Philpott served as minister in the federal government until she was ejected from the Liberal caucus in 2019.

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She was defeated in the last federal election and took a new role at Queen’s University earlier this year.

Thank you @janephilpott for bringing your experience to the role of special advisor to support the implementation of the Ontario Health Data Platform,