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A Video Message from the Author

In the News

The Current with Matt Galloway: Fixing long-term care after the devastation of the pandemic

Coming of Age: Meeting the needs of our ageing population

‘Vaccination passports’ offer fourth wave security net for non-essential businesses

Privately owned long-term care is not associated with increased mortality

Straight Talk from Bob

Guest Blog

Featured Videos

Long-term care operators dealing with another COVID-19 outbreak

One of Canada’s largest long-term care operators, Revera, is dealing with an outbreak at an Etobicoke home. One-hundred residents have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as 50 members from the home. A report looking into the lessons learned from the first wave will be made public Monday.

Former Ontario Deputy Health Minister sounds alarm as COVID cases climb

Bob Bell, former Ontario deputy health and long-term care minister, joins BNN Bloomberg to describe Ontario’s COVID-19 response and rising cases.

Debating Ontario's Healthcare Overhaul

The Ontario government recently unveiled some major changes to the way health care will be delivered in the province. The Agenda welcomes Dr. Bob Bell and Michael Decter, two former Ontario deputy ministers of health, to provide historical context to the overhaul, as well as their opinions on its viability.

International Healthcare System Profiles

About Bob

Bob has worked in Ontario health care for more than 40 years as a GP, cancer surgeon, hospital CEO and deputy minister of health.

In the News

A place where the future of our system is discussed, ideas for change are proposed and commentary is offered.

Public Speaking

Book Bob for conferences and events. All speaking profits will be donated to a charity in support of cancer research, patient care and education.

Books by Bob

All proceeds from HIP will be donated to support cancer research at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.


“Bob Bell is a great surgeon and a Renaissance man. Only an insider could tell this story of deception and intrigue in the health industry.”

Dr. Ginger Holt
Professor of Orthopedics, Vanderbilt University