Despite numerous reports in Quebec over the past 20 years calling for major reforms to long-term care, the government has yet to take serious action. Will public outrage at the systemic failures exposed by the pandemic be a catalyst for meaningful change? What should be the top policy priorities to kick-start fundamental reform and show tangible results?
On June 3, 2021, we held an in-depth discussion (in French) on how problems plaguing the long-term care system should be addressed in post-pandemic Quebec. Our guests were Réjean Hébert, Marie-Louise Leroux, and Yves Couturier. The event was moderated by Charles Breton, Executive Director of the IRPP’s Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation.
This is the third in a series of IRPP webinars examining policy options and priorities for Canadian governments to keep long-term care reform near the top of their post-pandemic agendas. The webinars are accompanied by “Kick -Starting Reform in Long-Term Care,” a feature series of articles published by Policy Options magazine, and complement research being conducted at the IRPP by the Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation and the Faces of Aging program.
…from Policy Options
…by Réjean Hébert
…by Marie-Louise Leroux
Réjean Hébert is a professor in the department of management, evaluation and health policy at the École de santé publique, Université de Montréal. He was Quebec minister of health and social services and minister responsible for the elderly from 2012 to 2014.
Marie-Louise Leroux is a professor of economics, Université du Québec à Montréal. She is a member of CIRANO, of the Chaire de recherche sur les enjeux économiques intergénérationnels (CREEI), and holds a doctorate in economics from the École d’économie de Toulouse.
Yves Couturier is a professor and a researcher at the school of social work at the Université de Sherbrooke. He is a member of the Centre de recherche sur le vieillissement du CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS. His research interests focus principally on the coordination and organisation of social and health services.
Prior to joining the IRPP in 2019, Charles was the research director at Vox Pop Labs, where he led the design of innovative public opinion research tools such as Vote Compass. His research interests include Canadian politics, comparative public policy and public opinion research. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of British Columbia.