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Network News July 2017

QCGN CELEBRATES NEW OPENNESS OF QUEBEC GOVERNMENT TO ENGLISH-SPEAKING QUEBECERS By Jim Shea QCGN President In June, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard announced he is creating a new secretariat dedicated to English-speaking Quebecers. The office, which will be part of the premier’s executive council, will allow our community to voice its concerns at the highest levels of government. […]

Gaétan Barrette calls emergency meeting with unions amid turmoil at MUHC

“Health Minister Gaétan Barrette will hold an emergency meeting early this morning with unions representing workers at the McGill University Health Centre amid an administrative crisis at the province’s largest hospital” Following the departure of MUHC’s 10 independent board members, Barrette said he will hold a meeting at 7:30 a.m. to discuss with unions and the patients’ […]

What is the QCGN, the anglophone-rights group working quietly to reshape MUHC?

“Montrealers learned this week that the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) has been quietly working behind the scenes with Health Minister Gaétan Barrette to reshape the leadership of the embattled McGill University Health Centre” This article features the key elements of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), such as their source of funding, their member groups and […]

MUHC board resignations leave ‘1st-class institution’ facing leadership void

“Health Minister Gaétan Barrette’s top-down management style is coming under scrutiny following the resignation of more than half the board members at the McGill University Health Centre.” The resignation of 10 independent board members reflects the counterproductive approach Barrette takes with health care institutions. Board members have complained about ignored meetings and failed correspondence. However, it was the revealed reports on […]

Ten independent board members of MUHC resign en masse

“The 10 independent members of the board of directors of the McGill University Health Centre resigned en masse Monday, saying they have been hamstrung by Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette” The board said it cannot function effectively with a health minister who threatens trusteeship, especially since it can’t even name its chair or CEO. This […]

Community looks forward to MUHC resolution

Montreal – July 10, 2017 – The crisis in governance and leadership at the McGill University Health Centre has moved a substantial step closer to being resolved following today’s mass resignation of independent board members, said the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN). “Each of these board members deserves to be commended for having done the […]