Protest against the closure of the obstetrics wing of the Shawville Hosptial
Obstetrics: Both the CISSS de l’Outaouais and the MRC municipalities have to do their part
’’ We [elected officials] have to do our part’’ - Sandra Armstrong, spokesperson for the group of protesters and municipal councillor
Article published on 26 February 2020
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Local elected officials, as much as the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l’Outaouais, will have a role to play in the return of obstetrics in the Pontiac, according to Sandra Armstrong, the spokesperson of Monday’s protest at the Hull hospital.

“Regarding [the difference] in salaries between Québec and Ontario, the municipalities [in the MRC Pontiac] will have to work on resolutions and send them to the government”, said Armstrong, after a closed-door meeting with representatives of the CISSS de l’Outaouais. The CISSS will be in Campbell’s Bay today to meet with the mayors of the MRC Pontiac to work on each proposed solutions.

Read : Pontiac Residents Protest in at the Hull hospital

Although discussions between the CISSS de l’Outaouais and local officials continue, the door remains open for citizens to organize other protests.

Remember: the group Voix du Pontiac-Pontiac Voice is preparing a protest for this Sunday, March 1st at 2 p.m at the Shawville Hospital.

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