Bill 10’s merger proposals are a diversity threat

Editorial, The Gazette

Sweeping reforms to Quebec health and social services proposed this week have been touted by Health Minister Gaétan Barrette as a way to slash inefficient bureaucracy and focus care on patients.

But the adverse effects of Bill 10 pose a grave threat to the rights of minorities — particularly the ability of the historic anglophone and Jewish communities to govern cherished institutions and access care in English at designated bilingual facilities in the future.

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