February 23, 2024

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Health care reform: Bill 15 passed under gag order

Health care reform: Bill 15 passed under gag order

The bill, which will bring major reforms to the health system, was passed under a gag order after 15 hours of debate on Saturday morning.

• Read more: Quebec health agency: Dubay imposes gag order to adopt his reform

Delegates spent the night debating a bill that would allow for the creation of a new Sainte-Québec agency.

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The government’s efforts will therefore be devoted in the coming months to building the foundations of the new national agency, Santé Québec, which will be responsible for most of the management of the health system. First, the search and hiring of a large number of senior executives will be undertaken to manage this new executive team.

“At this point, we haven’t solved anything,” said Marc Tanguay, interim leader of Quebec’s Liberal Party, lamenting that efforts to address the health system’s ongoing problems have not been made.

The Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, for his part, confirmed that “it is a beautiful day because it is a day of change”.

Of the remaining few hundred articles, only about ten were able to address the debate.

Joel Arseneau, PQ MP for Îles-de-la-Madeleine, said at a press conference on Saturday morning that “almost a third of the articles” would not have been examined.

Opposition MPs each took turns to complain, at a press conference, of Minister Dube’s inability to spell out the broad outlines of his own bill. “It is not normal for a minister to tell us that his bill is so important that it must be passed by gag order and cannot answer questions,” lamented the co-sponsor. , upon leaving the National Assembly.

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