Mov­ing For­ward - Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion Makes Rec­om­men­da­tions Re: Bill 10

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Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion has filed a for­mal pro­posal out­lin­ing rec­om­men­da­tions for the mod­i­fi­ca­tion of Bill 10 with the of­fice of Que­bec’s Min­is­ter of Health. The rec­om­men­da­tions for mod­i­fi­ca­tions to Bill 10: An Act to mod­ify the or­ga­ni­za­tion and gov­er­nance of the health and so­cial ser­vices net­work, in par­tic­u­lar by abol­ish­ing the re­gional agen­cies brought forth by Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion fo­cus on pro­tect­ing the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the English-speak­ing com­mu­nity in a new struc­ture of gov­er­nance for the health and so­cial ser­vices sec­tor and were out­lined per re­gion cov­ered by the As­so­ci­a­tion, speak­ing to the par­tic­u­lar needs and ser­vice us­age pat­terns of the English-speak­ing mi­nor­ity pop­u­la­tion in par­tic­u­lar ar­eas. A rec­om­men­da­tion con­cern­ing user com­mit­tees was also pre­sented. Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion main­tains its opin­ion that the re­duc­tion or re­moval of the English-speak­ing com­mu­nity’s role in the gov­er­nance of such fun­da­men­tal in­sti­tu­tions will be to the detri­ment of the vi­tal­ity and iden­tity of its com­mu­nity. To view the rec­om­men­da­tions, visit Town­ship­pers.org/ por­tal/bill-10/. A French ver­sion of the rec­om­men­da­tions will be posted to the same page shortly. About Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion

Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion is a non-profit, non­par­ti­san com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tion fo­cused on pro- mot­ing and sup­port­ing the in­ter­ests of the English­s­peak­ing mi­nor­ity com­mu­nity of the his­tor­i­cal East­ern Town­ships since 1979. Through a va­ri­ety of ini­tia­tives, Town­ship­pers’ works to strengthen the com­mu­nity and cul­ture of English-speak­ing Town­ship­pers, open doors of op­por­tu­nity for youth and pro­mote ac­cess to health, so­cial and other ser­vices in English. For more on the As­so­ci­a­tion and its ac­tiv­i­ties, con­nect on­line at Town­ship­pers.org or con­tact Town­ship­pers’ head of­fice in Sher­brooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819566-5717 (toll free: 1-866-566-5717) or branch of­fice in Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowl­ton Rd. 450-242-4421 (toll free: 1-877-242-4421).

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