The need for social change, by the numbers

Over the past two years, the APTS has been working to develop a new political platform. The second Carrefour des idées conference, Comprendre pour choisir (Understanding so we can choose), was held on May 5 and 6 as part of this process. Presentations and discussions were intended to help us take a step back and look at the overall context as we think about the best way to move forward. Here’s a recap of the opening talk by Damien Contandriopoulos, associate professor at the Faculté des sciences infirmières of the Université de Montréal.

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A catastrophic health reform

The MSSS will soon have a new health minister taking office. A review of the harmful effects of the reform launched in September 2015 by outgoing minister Gaétan Barrette is in order – particularly its impact on frontline social services.

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