The Honorable Marc Lalonde

The Honorable Marc Lalonde of Canada (1935 - ) is an outstanding attorney who served as Minister of Health and Welfare. In 1972 he published proposals for a major reform of the Canadian social security system. He wrote public policy for his country that greatly influenced the hemisphere for decades. In 1974 he published "New Perspectives on the Health of Canadians," a document that became known as "The Lalonde Report." The report was internationally acclaimed for its radical departure from traditional policies and its advocacy of health promotion by developing a blueprint for a prevention-oriented national medical system. He also served as Minister Responsible for the Status of Women and launched legislative reforms culminating in the publication, "Towards Equality of Women."

He is currently a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the Ontario Liberal Party.