Press Releases 2015

  • Better access to care: Bill 20 is not the answer

    Wednesday 25 March 2015

    Quebec City, March 25, 2015 – The Quebec Medical Association (QMA) and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) today urged Quebec’s Minister of Health and Social Services to explore alternative care models, which have proven more effective than quotas, to improve Quebecers’ access to health care. “In the early 2000s the government used subpoenas to force family doctors to cover hospitals. Now it w...

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  • Adoption of Bill 10 - The QMA Deplores the Invocation of Closure and Remains Concerned about Centralization

    Friday 06 February 2015

    For immediate distribution Adoption of Bill 10 The QMA Deplores the Invocation of Closure and Remains Concerned about Centralization Montreal, February 6, 2015 - The Québec Medical Association deplores the government’s invocation of closure in order to pass Bill 10, thereby putting an end to the consultations needed for the adoption of such a wide-ranging bill. The QMA welcomes the prov...

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  • Investigation subsequent to the Health Minister’s statement - The National Physician Survey Has Not Been Manipulated

    Thursday 15 January 2015

    PRESS RELEASE For immediate release Investigation subsequent to the Health Minister’s statement The National Physician Survey Has Not Been Manipulated Montréal, January 15, 2015¾ The Québec Medical Association (QMA) and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), proponents of the National Physician Survey in Québec, confirm that the survey data, which is currently a topic of debate between Health...

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  • IS QUÉBEC HEALTH CARE NOT PRODUCTIVE?

    Thursday 15 January 2015

    Letter to the Editor from Dr. Laurent Marcoux, president, Québec Medical Association IS QUÉBEC HEALTH CARE NOT PRODUCTIVE? Montréal, January 15, 2015, letter to the editor released to the media by the QMA–Nobody can deny that there is a problem accessing health care services in Québec, in particular family physicians. Despite major investments in recent years, we have to admit that many Queb...

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