The role of the private sector in the Quebec health care system: a glimpse at existing fees

Potential roles for private financing in the health care sector are a recurring topic of debate – and often of controversy – in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada. A committee headed by Claude Castonguay, established in the latest budget, is also examining this issue and is to deliver its report in the fall. In the wake of these discussions, this Note aims to look into private payments that already exist in Quebec and put them into categories for a better understanding of their nature.

Links of interest

Media release: The role of the private sector is growing in Quebec’s health care system

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