Quebec nurses refuse mandatory overtime this weekend as pandemic adds to pressure

Quebec's largest nurses' union says health-care workers are beyond exhausted as they continue to feel the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic and that the use of mandatory overtime to cover staffing shortages must end.The Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ) says that's why...

Quebec delays vaccine mandate for health-care workers by one month, fearing staffing crisis

After weeks of insisting Quebec would go ahead and impose a vaccination mandate for health-care workers and suspend those who don't comply without pay, the province's health minister, Christian Dubé, has backtracked and is now giving them an extra month to get...

These Quebec nurses are willing to sacrifice their careers to avoid getting COVID-19 shots

Some unvaccinated nurses in Quebec — who are among thousands facing suspension — told CBC News they feel it's worth losing their jobs in order to respect their principles.The original deadline for them to get vaccinated was this Friday. On Wednesday morning, however, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé postponed...

Quebec backtracks on vaccination mandate for health-care workers, postpones deadline to Nov. 15

After weeks of insisting the province would go ahead and impose a vaccination mandate for health-care workers and suspend those who don't comply without pay, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé has backtracked and is now giving them an extra month...

If Joyce Echaquan were white, she would still be alive, Quebec coroner says

The Quebec coroner who presided over a three-week inquiry into the death of Joyce Echaquan said she believes the Atikamekw woman would still be alive today if she were white.Echaquan, a mother of seven, died on Sept. 28, 2020, shortly after...

Quebec coroner to explain how racism played a role in Joyce Echaquan’s death in hospital

After concluding that racism played a role in the death of Joyce Echaquan, a Quebec coroner is set to meet with reporters on Tuesday to explain her report's findings. Echaquan, an Atikamekw woman and mother of seven, died on Sept. 28,...

Coroner’s report on Joyce Echaquan’s death adds pressure on Quebec premier to acknowledge systemic racism

Experts from within and without Indigenous communities say the coroner's report into Joyce Echaquan's death validates what they've been saying for years: that systemic racism in Quebec health care must be acknowledged and addressed.Coroner Géhane Kamel's top recommendation in her report...

Racism, prejudice contributed to Joyce Echaquan’s death in hospital, Quebec coroner’s inquiry concludes

The Quebec government must recognize the existence of systemic racism within its institutions, according to the coroner tasked with investigating the death of Joyce Echaquan, who concluded that the racism and prejudice the Atikamekw woman faced in hospital contributed to her...

Quebec to offer 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine to people living in long-term care, seniors’ homes

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé announced on Tuesday that public health authorities in the province are recommending a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for people living in long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), private seniors' homes (RPAs) and family-type or intermediate residences (RI-RTF).He said...

Quebec recommends 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine for people living in long-term care, seniors’ homes

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé announced on Tuesday that public health authorities in the province are recommending a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for people living in long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), private seniors' homes (RPAs) and family-type or intermediate residences (RI-RTF).He said...
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