Quebec’s English health-care network could lose autonomy under Bill 15, critics warn

Quebec’s Bill 15 has been structured to create a centralized provincial agency that will oversee the public health-care system — using a top-to-bottom approach many critics suggest constitutes a recipe for disaster. Elizabeth Zogalis reports, with video, on a Town Hall at Dawson College where Eva Ludvig, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), was among panelists. Ludwig states that a centralized system under Santé Québec is likely to be out of touch with the community, both Anglophones and Francophones: “This will be a huge loss and will certainly have an impact on patient care, on innovation, on the ability to fund projects.” Petitions to the National Assembly (below) have pulled in some 3,800 signatories.

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