Return of the Commissioner to the health and well-being?

Retour du Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être?

The minister of Health, Gaétan Barrette, wants to revive the Commissioner of the health and well-being (CSBE)? At least that is what leads us to believe a tweet he published in the early evening, Wednesday.

During the detailed study of bill 150, on Wednesday, the minister of Finance, Carlos Leitão, has deleted the article on the abolition of the CSBE. In a tweet, the mna Diane Lamarre has attributed the cancellation of this article to the efforts of the Parti québécois.

“Trading the winner of the PQ allowed to cancel the abolition of the CSBE, which was imposed by @drgbarrette and QLP in PL150. At the election of the PQ, the return of the CSBE, its mandate and its budget,” tweeted the spokesperson of the official opposition in matters of health.

“Initial decision in the framework of the revision of the program. I have made representations to the government. The current budget situation allows you to bring it back. Where this thoughtful decision,” replied the minister of Health.

His press attaché, Catherine W. Audet, has refused to tell us his intentions. “The tweet is very clear, and we have responded when we insisted for an explanation. “The details will come in time and place”, she added.

The government Couillard announced the suspension of the activities of CSBE in march 2016, when tabling the budget. The mission of the organization, which has published dozens of reports on the health network and the annual budget amounted to $ 2.5 million, had been entrusted to the Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux.

The decision to abolish the CSBE has been widely denounced, many saw it as a willingness to muzzle any criticism.


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