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A Prescription for Quebec’s Doctor Shortage

The shortcomings of health care systems across Canada have been thrown into stark relief by the pandemic, with surgery backlogs making headlines again of late. A lack of physicians and the absence of competition between private and public providers is undermining access to care. This publication proposes several ways of improving access to health care, including expanding the role of independent providers and increasing the number of doctors in Quebec. For this to happen, however, the College of Physicians and the government will have to end their intimate connection that is harming Quebecers.

La loi 96 fait fausse route

Dans les derniers jours, de nombreux boucliers se sont levés face au controversé projet de loi 96, notamment dû à l’incertitude pour les anglophones et allophones de continuer à recevoir des services publics en anglais.

Subsidizing public childcare centres is the wrong approach

In order to increase access to daycare services, Quebec recently announced the creation of 14,000 new subsidized daycare spaces over the next two years. But with 51,000 children on the waiting list for subsidized child care, there is not a single space available.

Les CPE, un modèle dépassé?

Québec a récemment annoncé la création de 14 000 nouvelles places en garderie subventionnée au cours des deux prochaines années. Avec 51 000 enfants sur la liste d’attente pour les services de garde subventionnés, il n’y a pas une seule place de libre.

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