$500 million for CLSCs to put an end to private agencies

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The Parti Québécois wants the CLSCs to once again become the gateways to the health care system and promises to increase their budget by $500 million. He thus believes he can be in a position to completely stop the use of private agencies, and this, in a first term.

The party intends to improve the means of these health establishments present throughout the the province to unclog emergency rooms and facilitate access to first-line care. By the same token, the working conditions of nurses would also be improved. 

The party is also promising to abolish compulsory overtime and will adopt a law defining professional/patient ratios.

“Under the CAQ, the CLSC model has been undermined,” says Chief Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, who adds that François Legault's training has been unable to maintain services in rural CLSCs, particularly in Abitibi-Témiscamingue where the leader was on Sunday morning.

Moreover, the party proposes to create a special status in Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec because of labor problems -work in these regions. “You have to give a push,” explained the chef. This status would make it possible to grant special bonuses or negotiate collective agreements differently.

He thus wants to put an end to the “wall to wall” approach and return to an approach adapted to each region.

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