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Residential Addictions Treatment CB?

Minister of Community Services: Denise Peterson Rafuse

The province will go ahead with a request for proposals for a new residential addictions treatment centre in Cape Breton.

Talbot House in Frenchvale had been providing the service until this past March.

The Board of Directors decided to discharge the patients at the facility following a government report that raised concerns about its operations.

The board took issue with many of the problems cited in the report.

In June the minister of Community Services met with the Board and postponed the request for proposals.

But this week the department changed course and confirmed it will go ahead with the request for proposals for a recovery center.

Yesterday reporters asked Community Services Minister Denise Peterson Rafuse about when the Department will issue the RFP and why.

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