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Townshippers’ Association and Voice of English-speaking Québec Lend Voices to Bill 10

Townshippers’ press release

Following an initial rejection to present at the public hearings for Bill 10, Townshippers’ Association and Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) have accepted an invitation to appear before the Health and Social Services Commission at the National Assembly in Quebec City at noon on Thursday, October 23, 2014. 

Initially the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) was the only anglophone group invited to take part in the consultation on the proposed legislation which would see healthcare institutions merged and regional healthcare agencies abolished.

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Les Libéraux ont rejeté les groupes anglophones

Cette exclusivité de la journaliste de CJAD News Angelica Montgomery porte sur la façon dont les députés du PLQ ont tenté d’exclure tous les groupes représentant les Québécois d’expression anglaise des auditions publiques sur le projet de loi 10. Ils ont même essayé d’exclure le QCGN.

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Liberals rejected Anglo groups, says source

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.

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Townshippers’ Association concerned over Barrette reform bill’s impact on English-speaking community voice

Townshippers’ Press release

SHERBROOKE, September 26, 2014 Townshippers’ Association and its President Gerald Cutting share in the apprehension voiced by the Quebec Community Groups Network in response to the massive reorganization of the health care sector as proposed in Bill 10 tabled by Health Minister Gaétan Barrette.

According to Cutting, the most important issue for the English-speaking community in the Eastern Townships revolves around the notion of local representation. “In reality the principle is rather simple” said Cutting, “the bigger the organization, the smaller the English voice becomes.”

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