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Bill 10 is a runaway train, says mass coalition of Anglo groups

By Angelica Montgomery, CJAD News

Bill 10 will cut off the English-speaking community from their health care institutions and threaten even their bilingual nature, say a coalition of three dozen anglophone community groups who spoke out in Montreal today.

A table holding 41 leaders stretched out before the Monday press conference, representing organizations such as school boards, community-based organizations, users committees, institutions, auxiliaries, and foundations.

The groups said the community influence will be diluted away when bilingual institutions are merged into large regional mega-structures called CISSSs, and that even access to English health care is in jeopardy.

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Montreal Hospitals May No Longer Be Bilingual

By Michael D’Alimonte, mtlblog.com

Changes may be coming to the set up of Quebec’s health care administration, in the form of Bill 10, which would streamline services and save the province a bunch of money. Sounds good on paper, but as Eric Maldoff, lawyer and strategic adviser for Quebec Community Group Network (QCGN),explained to CTV, the result can mean little to no service for Anglophone health care patients, as hospitals would lose their bilingual status.

Bill 10 was proposed by Health Minister Gaétan Barrette, with the promise of saving Quebec $220 million every year. Administration would be reduced, by merging all health care institutions into one, all controlled by the province/the Minister of Health. The bad part is, though, all community groups and boards of directors that represent minority communities would no longer exist.

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Hospitals may lose bilingual status

CTV Montreal

Eric Maldoff was on CTV to explain the fear over hospital administration mergers in the English-speaking communities.

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Quebec Community Groups Network demands changes to Bill 10

By Karen Seidman, The Gazette

With 24 anxious leaders of English-language institutions flanking him, former Liberal MNA Clifford Lincoln made an impassioned plea to Premier Philippe Couillard on Monday to intervene to ensure that longstanding rights of the English community aren’t destroyed by Bill 10.

Quebec’s English-language community took a strong stand against the current draft of Bill 10 on Monday, saying the government’s attempt to restructure health care in Quebec would abolish the anglophone community’s hospitals and nursing homes as stand-alone institutions.

“The 24 institutions that are protected as bilingual will disappear in one fell swoop,” said Clifford Lincoln, a former Liberal MNA, adding that Health Minister Gaétan Barrette is jeopardizing the “Liberal legacy” — the right of the English community to participate in the control and management of its institutions — with a hurried and drastic plan.

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Community leaders demand major changes to Bill 10

Montreal – November 17, 2014 – 

Dozens of community and institutional leaders gathered Monday morning to demand significant changes to Bill 10.

More than three dozen groups, including some regional associations that viewed the press conference live online, supported the brief presented by the Quebec Community Groups Network to the National Assembly’s Committee on Health and Social Services on October 30. More groups, including school boards and community associations, joined together to support a community decrying the proposed legislation.

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Quebec unions ask that Bill 10 be scrapped

By Caroline Plante, Global News

The last day of Bill 10 hearings began with unions prescribing drugs for Health Minister Gaétan Barrette.

About 25 protesters stood outside the National Assembly shaking fake bottles of pills early Thursday morning.

“His reform plans are botched,” said CSQ President Louise Chabot.

“He’s going way too fast.”

Since October, more than 50 groups have told the minister they’re worried about mergers to save costs.

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Social media used to highlight ‘side effects’ of Quebec’s Bill 10

By Karen Macdonald, Global News

he Quebec Community Groups Network has launched a Facebook page in protest over Bill 10, the Quebec government’s planned reform of the healthcare system.

The page warns the bill is proposing to apply “shock therapy to our health and social service system.”

It goes on to ask Health Minister Gaetan Barrette, himself a physician, to consider all “possible side effects of this course of treatment before moving boldly ahead.”

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Hôpitaux anglophones: Barrette rassure

Le Devoir

« Vous ne pouvez avoir une meilleure écoute qu’aujourd’hui », a répondu le ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux Gaétan Barrette aux leaders de la communauté anglophone venus lui faire part de leur inquiétude en lien avec la réforme du réseau de la santé. Ils craignent de perdre le contrôle de leurs hôpitaux. Gaétan Barrette, qui se dit ouvert aux suggestions, rappelle qu’aucun hôpital anglophone ne fermera ou perdra son caractère bilingue. Le député du Parti québécois Jean-François Lisé, lors de cette audition du Quebec Community Groups Network, a affirmé que de proposer un projet de loi qui vient causer du tort à une communauté minoritaire qui vit à travers ses institutions est une erreur.

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The PQ’s Jean-François Lisée stands up for anglos against Bill 10


The Quebec Community Groups Network found an unlikely champion in Jean-Francois Lisée when the group stood up to denounce Bill 10 at the National Assembly today.

Bill 10 would essentially eliminate a layer of the health care bureaucracy, and members of the QCGN, an umbrella group for anglophone community organizations across the province, told health minister Gaetan Barrette on Thursday that the new legislation would be catastrophic for their health institutions.

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QCGN presents its brief on Bill 10

Montreal – October 30, 2014 – 

The government must find a way to ensure that Quebec’s English-speaking communities continue to have some degree of control and management over the institutions that it built and has supported for generations. It must also ensure that institutions designated to provide bilingual services are not abolished by the provincial government’s sweeping health care reforms.

Those were among the messages the Quebec Community Groups Network and its partners and stakeholders delivered to Health Minister Gaétan Barrette during public hearings on Bill 10 at the National Assembly in Quebec City.

“The QCGN, our member organizations, and the many partners we have consulted over the past few weeks are profoundly worried about how Bill 10 will impact our institutions and the vitality of our communities,” QCGN President Dan Lamoureux told the commission looking into the proposed legislation that would abolish regional health agencies and regroup some 185 health and social service institutions into 19 mega regional centers.

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To read more the brief submitted by QCGN click here…