17 Jul 2017

Caregivers need more support to figure out health and social systems: Article in the Toronto Star

In the article Caregivers need more support to figure out health and social systems published in the Toronto Star, Amélie Quesnel-Vallée and her colleague Miles Taylor highlight the structural burden felt by caregivers when trying to navigate their way through the health system. Although the time and energy given by caregivers to perform home care tasks are often […]

15 Mar 2017

Accessory fees: Article for the Huffington Post

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In her article L’interminable saga des frais accessoires published in the Huffington Post, Amélie Quesnel-Vallée describes how Quebec finally arrived to adopt the federal legislation abolishing accessory fees. Several doctors have already spoken against the new legislation and announced their intention to leave the public health care system. However, the provincial government will have to work hard to make […]

25 Jan 2017

Interview for Radio-Canada & CBC: Quebec doctors use loophole to sidestep new law banning extra fees

In a collaboration between CBC and Radio-Canada, doctors from Quebec are reported to have tried to get around a new law banning private clinics from charging user fees. According to the articles, doctors working at a private clinic have asked patients to find a registered company that could pay for their procedure. These services are also […]

10 Sep 2016

Dr Day trial: Interview at Radio-Canada

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Amélie Quesnel-Vallée was interviewed on Michel Auger’s radio show Midi Info Radio-Canada about Dr Brian Day, owner of Vancouver’s for-profit Cambie Surgery Centre. Dr Day is opposing British Columbia’s provincial health care law and his case has reached the Supreme Court of British Columbia. During the interview, Amélie Quesnel-Vallée discuses the case and the role of the private […]

10 Sep 2015

Eldercare challenge in Quebec: Montreal Gazette

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In 2015, the Montreal Gazette published an article regarding Quebec’s growing number of seniors and the challenge it entails for the province’s health care system. Amélie Quesnel-Vallée was asked to comment on the current situation. Excerpt: “If we keep doing things the way we’re doing them now, we won’t be ready,” “Right now, we’re putting […]

29 Jun 2015

Les années lumières: Interview Radio-Canada

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Amélies Quesnel-Vallée was interviewed on Radio-Canada’s show Les années lumières for their episode Homo sapiens aegri: Notre espèce malade du diabète. During the episode she describes Canada’s current health threats and the role of structural factors on individual health.   Access the episode

25 May 2013

Doctors from public to private: Le Devoir

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In 2014, Le Devoir published an article about the number of doctors that were leaving Quebec’s public system to practice in the public system. Specialists such as Amélie Quesnel-Vallée weighed in to describe the reality of the situation. Excerpt: « Le nombre de médecins spécialistes non participants est stable depuis quelques années, soit autour de 75 […]

15 Sep 2012

Private sector in Quebec: Le Devoir

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In 2012, Le Devoir published an article about the private sector’s role in Quebec’s health care system. Amélie Quesnel-Vallée explained the private sector’s growth in Quebec over the past few years. Excerpt: « Par exemple, dans certaines provinces, un médecin non participant ne peut pas facturer plus que le prix fixé par l’organisme réglementaire. C’est le […]

12 Sep 2011

Accorder plus de place au privé dans notre système de santé : Télé-Québec

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Amélie Quesnel-Vallée was an invited on Télé-Québec’s show Huis Clos hosted by Claire Lamarche in 2011. She acted as an expert during a debate regarding the place of private institutions in Quebec’s health care system.  Access the full episode