David Caplan

Late Minister helped get CVH Phase 2 & 3

Former Liberal Minister of Health David Caplan passed away suddenly in Toronto on July 25, 2019. David served in the Ontario Legislature between 1997 and 2011. Along with former Health Minister George Smitherman, David Caplan, in his position as Minister of Health, was key to our getting approval to build Credit Valley Hospital Phase 2 and Phase 3 here in western Mississauga.

At the August 22, 2005 announcement of the Phase 2 CVH expansion, David turned to me and said, “Here, you make this announcement.” It was one of the most memorable and emotional moments of my 15 years in public life. David was an honest and decent gentleman, a credit to the Party, and a hard-working and dedicated MPP for Don Valley East. He was a friend to us all in Mississauga, and we will miss him.

Click here for the Toronto Star article on David Caplan’s passing.