Angelica Montgomery, CJAD
The ruling Liberals rejected a request from two anglophone organizations who wanted to take part in the bill 10 hearings on major changes to the health care system, a source within an opposition party has told CJAD.
Bill 10 will revolutionize how Quebec’s health care system will be managed, by scrapping the administrations of nearly every hospital and health institution, and replacing them will large regional centres called CISSS’s.
Most of Quebec’s bilingual institutions are set to have their management taken over by the new, large structures.
The Montreal Gazette and the Sherbrooke Record have already voiced concern in their editorials that the move could dilute the level of influence the community has over its institutions, particularly in regions where anglophones are a small minority, like in Quebec city and the Eastern Townships.