Patrick Fafard has an extensive career in both academe and government. His public service career includes service with the Government of Canada where he served as Director General in the Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat of the Privy Council Office and with three provincial governments including serving as Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Commission on Medicare (2000-2001). Patrick is the author, co-author and editor of several publications dealing with health, trade and environmental policy as well as a series of studies on federalism in Canada. He is the author of Evidence and Healthy Public Policy: Insights from Health and Political Sciences, a report prepared for the National Collaborating Centre on Healthy Public Policy. His work has appeared also in Regional and Federal Studies, International Journal, Canadian Public Administration, and the Journal of Urban Health. His current research includes work on health in all policies; the role of “science” and “social justice” in public health policy; and the ethics of care giving.