The Villanueva inquiry has taken nearly a year and has been among the most expensive public inquiries ever done in Quebec. La Presse’s Caroline Touzin gives us a timeline and summary as the inquiry finally begins to wrap up. No deadline is mentioned for the eventual coroner’s report to come from the lengthy process.
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We live in a culture of bribes. Interesting piece exposes how some doctors accept “envelopes” but there’s no recourse for those who pass over thousands and don’t get the special treatment they expect they’ve paid for.
A somewhat different story at the CHUM, where doctors sidestepping the bureaucratic bind of the public system have opened a private clinic where patients can be seen, although they have to pay.
Either way, the ideal of medical care not depending on a person’s income is pretty much dead in the water, and the health minister is basically saying he doesn’t know about it. We need somebody in charge here who’s capable of coming to grips with the situation as it is.
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