QCGN satisfied, but not happy with Bill 10 compromise

By Gordon Lambie, The Record

The Quebec Community Groups Network is calling itself satisfied with the modifications to Bill 10, within the context that the majority Liberal government could pass its centralizing health care reform whether people like it or not.

While the QCGN maintains that the elimination of individual boards of directors in favour of regional boards is unnecessary given the reform’s stated objectives of improving access to health services through better vertical integration, enabling patients to move through the system more easily and reducing costs, the QCGN’s administrators now feel that the bill offers English-speaking Quebecers significant new opportunities for meaningful participation and influence over local institutions. Read more…