Les gagnants et les perdants

Pascal Raiche-Nogue
Acadie Nouvelle
janv. 29 2016

Le budget provincial 2016-2017 devrait-il vous faire sourire? Tout dépend de qui vous êtes. Voici un tour d’horizon des gagnants et des perdants de la feuille de route du ministre des Finances.

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Fermeture de lits à Edmundston: Madeleine Dubé peu impressionnée

Gilles Duval
Acadie Nouvelle
janv. 29 2016

La critique officielle de l’Opposition en matière de santé, Madeleine Dubé, déplore que l’Hôpital régional d’Edmundston soit le seul établissement du Réseau Vitalité qui a subi une fermeture concrète de lits même si les libéraux disent que la santé sera épargnée des compressions budgétaires provinciales.

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Fermeture de lits à Edmundston: des employés sur l’assurance-emploi

Gilles Duval
Acadie Nouvelle
janv. 29 2016

«Une vingtaine de lits ont été fermés à Edmundston. Il n’y a pas eu de mises à pied. Mais des employés doivent maintenant recourir à l’assurance-emploi pour subvenir à leurs besoins. Ce sont des compressions détournées», a dit M. McGuire.

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Vitalité reps discuss hospital bed cuts with Restigouche mayors

(As published in English at CBC.ca, January 18, 2016)

Closed-door meeting about 25 proposed bed cuts being held at Campbellton Civic Centre

CBC News Posted: Jan 18, 2016 2:22 PM AT Last Updated: Jan 18, 2016 5:28 PM AT

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The Vitalité Health Network has recommended 99 hospital beds be closed throughout the network, including 25 in Restigouche. (CBC News)

Vitalité Health Network officials met with Restigouche-area politicians and doctors behind closed doors in Campbellton on Monday to explain the 25 hospital bed cuts they've recommended to the provincial government.

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'Major cuts' to health care and education ruled out, Victor Boudreau says

(As published in English at CBC.ca, January 15, 2016)

Decision comes after Horizon Health Network CEO calls for hospital closures

By Jacques Poitras, CBC News
Posted: Jan 15, 2016 5:09 PM AT
Last Updated: Jan 15, 2016 5:09 PM AT

The Gallant government has ruled out any "major cuts" to health care and education in its upcoming provincial budget.

Despite warnings for months that the budget would include "tough choices" to eliminate a pattern of deficits of more than $500 billion, the Liberals have taken cuts to two of the biggest departments off the table.

18 01 2016 01And that's after only three of its 10 public consultation sessions have taken place.

"Health and education are not going to be subject to major cuts or major changes," Health Minister Victor Boudreau, who is overseeing the Strategic Program Review, told reporters on Friday.

That follows hints of the same message earlier this week from Premier Brian Gallant, who said the two sectors would be "protected."

In the Choices report released in November, the government said the closure of small hospitals, the elimination of all but six emergency rooms, and the "realignment of services" in large urban hospitals would save $50-80 million.

It also proposed cutting the number of teachers to match declining student enrolment, a decision that the report said would save $10-12 million.

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C.U.P.E. walks out from Government strategic review meeting in Fredericton tonight!!!

Published on YouTube on Jan 12, 2016

Unionized paramedics protest employer's bilingual service plan

(As published in English at CBC.ca, December 14, 2015)

Employees cite unfair treatment in new scheduling system

Jacques Poitras · Provincial Affairs reporter · CBC News December 14, 2015

16 12 2015
Unionized paramedics protest against Ambulance New Brunswick's new scheduling plan put in place to meet bilingual language requirements. (Jacques Poitras/CBC)

Unionized paramedics in Fredericton, Moncton, and Saint John protested Monday against Ambulance New Brunswick's new plan to meet its legal requirements for bilingual service.

About 50 people rallied at the organization's Fredericton office, with similar numbers showing up in the other two cities.

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FERMETURE POSSIBLE D’HÔPITAUX

Le gouvernement provincial met tout sur la table, y compris la fermeture des petits hôpitaux dans les régions rurales. Le gouvernement estime pouvoir réaliser des épargnes de 70 à 103 millions $ en santé, notamment en fermant des petits centres hospitaliers ou en les convertissant en centres de santé communautaire. Il est aussi question de ne garder que six salles d’urgence situées à moins d’une heure de route pour 90 % de la population. Cependant, aucun scénario n’est encore scellé. «Si nous allons à l’extrême de l’une des options, oui, ça pourrait vouloir dire ça. Mais ça pourrait aussi vouloir dire maintenir les 22 hôpitaux que nous avons. Ce sont des options. Ce sont des choix que nous allons être obligés de faire et nous voulons voir jusqu’à quel point la population est prête à faire ce virage vers les soins primaires», a mentionné le ministre responsable de cet examen, Victor Boudreau.

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Victor Boudreau releases review with proposed cuts, tax hikes

(As published in English at globalnews.ca, November 27, 2015)

Strategic program review lists $600M in possible cuts and revenue-raising ideas for the provincial government

CBC News, November 27, 2015

30 11 2015

Health Minister Victor Boudreau, the minister responsible for the strategic program review, released a report with $600 million in possible cuts and ways to boost revenues at a news conference on Friday. (CBC)

The New Brunswick government is proposing a long list of cuts, measures to boost revenue and ways to overhaul the delivery of government services to eliminate the province's $600-million structural deficit.

Health Minister Victor Boudreau, the minister responsible for the strategic program review, announced the report at a news conference on Friday.

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Committee votes unanimously to move N.B. PTSD bill forward

(As published in English at globalnews.ca, November 25, 2015)

November 25, 2015 2:11 pm
By Laura Brown - Video Journalist  Global News - © Shaw Media, 2015

26 11 2015

In a non-partisan show of support, it took MLA's from both sides of government just minutes to send a bill that would see faster treatment for those suffering from PTSD to the next step. Global' s Laura Brown has more.

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