Civil rights lawyer wants PREM system for doctors declared unconstitutional
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(Jacob Serebrin/ The Canadian Press) — Montreal-based civil rights lawyer Julius Grey said Friday he will ask a judge next week to suspend Quebec’s system for determining how many family doctors can practise in a specific region of the province.

Earlier this week, Health Minister Christian Dubé reduced the number of new  …

The Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation tackles diagnostic delays
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(The Canadian Press) — Exasperated by the wait to obtain a breast cancer diagnosis, the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation is launching a pilot project to determine where the bottlenecks are, support women awaiting such a diagnosis and, to ultimately, reduce waiting times.

The foundation launched, Friday in Montreal,   …

Nurses say pandemic experience pushing them out of Quebec hospitals
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(Jacob Serebrin/ CBC News) — Nursing students and recent graduates from Quebec nursing programs say working conditions in the public health-care system are driving them to the private sector, further exacerbating a shortage of nurses in provincial hospitals.

Audrey-Ann Bissonnette-Clermont, 27, graduated  …

Quebec nurses pan ‘barbaric’ working conditions amid staffing crisis in ERs
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(Sabrina Jonas/ CBC News) — Nurses in Quebec are detailing the dismal work conditions that are prompting them to leave the public sector in droves, departures that have triggered a staffing crisis at emergency rooms across the province.

They are also pushing the provincial government to take more drastic steps to address  …