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The Big Issue: Health Care

health.JPGThe political parties in this election campaign have largely shied away from making grandiose promises about improving the health care system in the province. But they have tangled over the issue of accessibility to a family doctor.

Quebec AM interviewed several people about health care. Dr. Alec Cooper, family doctor in Quebec City. He explains the realities of a family medicine practice as he sees it. We also hear from CAQ candidate Dr. Gaétan Barrette, former president of the Quebec Federation of Medical Specialists.

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Part two of our conversation with Dr. Alec Cooper.

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Dr. Luc Bessette has a background working in emergency care and general practice. In 2004, he opted out of the public system and set up a private medical clinic in Montreal, called Créa-Med. He spoke with Quebec AM's Glenn Wanamaker.
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There are a few high-profile health care providers running as candidates in the election. Dr. Yves Bolduc is the Liberal candidate in the riding of Jean Talon in Quebec City. He's also the current Health Minister.
 
Quebec AM's Glenn Wanamaker also spoke with Thierry St. Cyr, the Parti Québécois candidate in the Montreal riding of Verdun.
 
Amir Khadir is co-leader of Québec Solidaire and candidate in the riding of Mercier. He spoke with Quebec AM's Glenn Wanamaker.
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Check out our party platform navigator on CBC's Quebec Votes page, where you can see where each of the main parties stands on the health care, family doctors, and public vs. private models.
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