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 Feb 2016

Minimum revenue: Le Journal de Québec

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In 2016, Le Journal de Québec published an article in it’s Actualité Politique section about Quebec’s prime minister Philippe Couillard’s suggestion of the implementation of a guaranteed minimum revenue. Amélie Quesnel-Vallée was asked to comment on this possible important transformation for Quebec citizens. Excerpt: «C’est une des rares idées qui pourrait rassembler la gauche et la droite. On […]

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

10 Oct 2013

«La santé n’est pas qu’une question de choix individuels»: Le Devoir

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In 2013, Guillaume Lamy published the book C’est encore faux! 50 idées déconstruites par des spécialistes. Amélie Quesnel-Vallée is one of the specialists referred to in the book under the category related to health. Le Devoir published a positive review of the book and refers to one of Amélie Quesnel-Vallée’s comments. Excerpt: «Non, la santé […]

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 […]