We mourn the passing of CMHF Laureate the Honourable Marc Lalonde

May 10, 2023
Picture of Marc Lalonde

A Leader in Health Policy

July 26, 1929 - May 6, 2023

Marc Lalonde realized the importance of research in maintaining and improving the health of Canadians, and under his enlightened leadership, national research programs flourished. He established the four pillars for future health research: basic research, clinical research, socio-medical research and organizational research. With their report, Marc Lalonde and Dr. Maurice LeClair (with whom he was jointly nominated) successfully challenged the prevailing view that medical advancements and technological innovation alone could improve Canadians’ wellness.

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About the CMHF

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) celebrates Canadian heroes whose work advances health in Canada and the world, fostering future generations of health professionals through the delivery of local and national youth education programs and awards.

This enduring tribute to our country’s rich medical history is showcased here and in our physical exhibit hall in London, ON.