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Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s and VEQ respond to Bill 10’s approval

Last September the Quebec government introduced Bill 10, which aimed to improve access to health-care services and promote a more efficient health and social-services network.

The scope of the changes proposed was extensive.

"You are important to us. Suicide is not an option."

Suicide Prevention Week February 1 - 7

The Association québécoise de Prévention du Suicide is holding its 25th annual Suicide Prevention Week, from February 1 to 7. During the week, the association will draw people’s attention to the plight of individuals who are vulnerable to suicide because of an invisible illness and emotional states they find unstable and/or unbearable.

Responses to the QCT OPINION POLL: Just who do you think you are?

Responses to the

A QCT POLL - Just who do you think you are?

At a recent gathering of QCT journalists, the subject came up as to whether writers should use Anglophone or English-speaking person to refer to someone whose first language is la langue de Shakespeare, as the French-language media seem to insist on calling it (albeit few of us say, "I'll be there anon," "Dost thou know the time?" or "Wherefore art thou Andy?").

Bill 10: Barrette addresses the future of Jeffery Hale

Health minister Gaétan Barrette says he expected the English community to be concerned about his much-debated proposed health-care reform, Bill 10, which would abolish the legal independence of most of Quebec's hospitals and bring Anglophone health institutions outside Montreal under the umbrella of majority Francophone regional boards, known as CISSSs (integrated health and social services centr

Community Christmas Hamper Campaign is “all about giving”

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Photo: Annabelle Cloutier

As the wind brings us memories of its winter bite and the goblins and ghosts are put to rest for another year, we anticipate the joy of the holiday season and the generosity of those who give time, energy, food and money to the annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign.

Bill 10: A “line in the sand” that cannot be crossed

I am writing to join the chorus of voices expressing concern about Bill 10 and the devastating effect it would have on the vitality of the English-speaking community of the Capitale-Nationale region and on the survival of its health and social services establishment, Jeffery Hale - Saint Brigid's.

Merged into one organization as a result of the last health reform in 2007, Saint Brigid's Home cel

Please sign QCGN’s petition against Bill 10


Please sign QCGN’s petition against Bill 10

Bill 10: Richard Walling stands up for community governance

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Richard Walling's life began at Jeffery Hale Hospital.

"I was born in the Jeff, and I like to think they never let me leave," Walling says with a smile. "Jeffery Hale - Saint Brigid's has been a part of my life for all my life," he says.

Bill 10: Barrette reassures English-speaking community groups

Minister of Health Gaétan Barrette promised to protect the availability of English-language health services in Quebec City at parliamentary hearings on Thursday, October 27, about a bill that has left many Anglophones skeptical.

Bill 10 aims to consolidate the province's health-care bureaucracy.

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