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Bill 15: an “anti-democratic” adoption denounced in Estrie

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Bill 15 on health reform adopted in Quebec, December 9, 2023.

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L&#x27 The adoption of Bill 15 on Saturday is denounced by Estrian unions and citizens.

Bill 15 provides in particular for the creation of the Santé Québec agency, which will be responsible for coordinating the network's operations. The ministry will mainly focus on defining the main orientations.

The interim president of the Union of Care Professionals of the Eastern Townships, Stéphanie Goulet, believes that the decision to adopt the bill under gag order was ill-advised in the midst of negotiations surrounding the renewal collective agreements.

Bill No. 15 was adopted under gag order , it's very undemocratic.

A quote from Stéphanie Goulet, interim president of the Union of Healthcare Professionals of the Eastern Townships, affiliated with the FIQ

It adds fuel to the fire, that’s clear. Next week, nearly 600,000 public service employees will be in the streets chanting that there needs to be a change in the public service and then in the public network, deplores Stéphanie Goulet.Loading2-month-old baby kidnapped in Surrey, 27-year-old man wanted

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The national representative of the APTS in Estrie, Danny Roulx, criticizes the haste with which the bill was adopted.

It's like wanting to build the largest bridge in the world before we finish the plans, but we say go, we start building it.

A quote from Danny Roulx, national representative of the APTS in Estrie

We saw it with the barrette reform, we didn't x27;has not necessarily improved the network. We have even complicated many things in the health and social services network, he argues.

He believes that the creation of observation tables will be necessary to correct any errors that may be encountered.

Stéphanie Goulet deplores that a large part of the bill could not be studied by parliamentarians due to the rushed adoption decreed by the government.

There are more than a third of the bill which has not been studied, then the first articles, almost 800 articles, which have time to be studied in the chamber, there have been more than 400 amendments because x27;there were lots of errors, she illustrates.

The entire third of the project which has not been studied, it is clear that there will be errors, and who will suffer from that? It's the healthcare workers.

A quote from Stéphanie Goulet, interim president of the Union of Healthcare Professionals of the Eastern Townships, affiliated with the FIQ

Among the articles that have not been revised are significant changes to job categories that affect respiratory therapists and clinical perfusionists, denounces the union.

The changes to job categories were tabled at the last minute by the minister. They knew very well that it would not have time to be studied in depth. It’s a gesture that was made to create division, denounces Stéphanie Goulet

There are a lot of reactions from our members on social networks. There is a lot of worry, a lot of upheaval.

A quote from Stéphanie Goulet, interim president of the Union of Healthcare Professionals of the Eastern Townships, affiliated with the FIQ< /blockquote>

According to Stéphanie Goulet, the centralization of powers and the remoteness of decision-making places from the field are far from improving working conditions. She cites the example of Alberta, which launched a similar reform in 2008 before finding it a failure.

Earlier this fall, midwives from Estrie denounced that their professional autonomy was being undermined by Bill 15. As part of the Santé Québec agency, they will report to the Health and Safety Agency. a medical director.

Estrienne Pascale Roy, who has just given birth, affirms that she is worried about the impacts on the practice of midwives. This is something that worries them a lot, they are afraid of losing their autonomy, she emphasizes.

With information from Marie-Eve Lacas and Arianne Béland

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