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Reform Ideas for Quebec's Health Care System

September 19, 2012

Debate between Dr. Philippe Couillard and Michel Kelly-Gagnon on the benefits of competition and the role of the private sector in the Quebec hospital system.

Dr. Philippe Couillard is a Special Advisory Partner at Persistence Capital Partners, a Consultant and a former Quebec Minister for Health and Social Services (2003-2008). Michel Kelly-Gagnon is president and CEO of the MEI.

The luncheon debate was followed by two discussion sessions

The first session examined positive international experiments. The speaker for the first session was Marcel Boyer, an Emeritus Professor of economics at Université de Montreal and one of Canada's best known economists.

Marcel Boyer's PopwerPoint presentation

The second discussion session addressed potential improvements to Quebec's health care system. Topics covered by the panellists Marcel Boyer, Jacob Pope, CEO of Aspen Medical Canada, and Yanick Labrie, Economist at the MEI, included activity-based funding for hospitals, dual practice for physicians and waiting list reductions.

Marcel Boyer's PowerPoint presentation | Jacob Pope's | Yanick Labrie's

Photos taken during the event



More than 250 people attended this prestigious event (click to enlarge).



From left to right: Michel Kelly-Gagnon, Joanne Castonguay, CIRANO's VP, Dr. Philippe Couillard.



Dr. Philippe Couillard.



Many media covered the event.



Michel Kelly-Gagnon and Dr. Philippe Couillard met with the media following the debate.






The luncheon debate was followed by two discussion sessions.






Jacob Pope, CEO of Aspen Medical Canada.



Yanick Labrie, Economist at the MEI.



Marcel Boyer, Emeritus Professor of economics at Université de Montreal.

Photos: Hugo Hamaoui.


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