More health institutions speak out against PQ charter
The Quebec Association of Health and Social Services Institutions (AQESSS) has declared its position against the PQ's proposed Charter of Values.
The group representing more than 100 health institutions in the province, including hospitals and CLSCs says a survey among its members concludes there aren't any problems regarding religious accommodations or symbols in their centres.
“There aren’t any problems in our institutions, so we are not in favor of prohibiting religious signs,” Denis Perras, Legal Counsellor for Work Relations for AQESSS, said.
The survey was completed by 74 Health and Social Services Institutions and 99% percent of them had no problem with religious accommodations, while 100% didn't have a problem with staff wearing religious symbols.
The group says it has difficulties recruiting and retaining health and social services professionals and that if the charter were passed it would make matters worse.