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CHEO physician named to federal cabinet
Ottawa, July 15 – The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario is pleased to congratulate physician Dr. Kellie Leitch on her appointment today to federal cabinet as the new Minister of Labor and Minister of Status of Women.

Dr. Leitch is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at the hospital. In addition to her busy political schedule she applies her skills to the evening on-call shift every sixth week – patching up kids needing emergency surgery.

“We are extremely proud of Dr. Leitch and congratulate her on the appointment,” said Alex Munter, CHEO president and CEO. “This is a very unusual honor for a surgeon, but it just goes to show how extremely capable she is and the depth of her commitment to Canadian families.”

In addition to her work within the healthcare system, Dr. Leitch has also been an advocate for child and youth health through the Sandbox Project and the “Reaching for the Top” report to the Minister of Health.


For more information, please contact Eva Schacherl at 613-737-2600, ext 3536.
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