A new group has been formed aimed at protecting patients' rights.
The goal for L'Alliance des Patients pour la Santé, says the group, is to give patients a stronger voice.
A spokesman for the new group says patients must be at the heart of the health-care system, adding that's not really the case anymore.
Paul Brunet, who heads a similar group, Le Conseil pour la Protection des Malades, welcomes the new group.
"We always need the most advocacy in the system and good for them if they think they can help out, certainly that we need all the hands that we can take", said Brunet in an interview with CJAD News.
A spokesman for the new group says it wasn't created to replace Brunet's group, that le Conseil has done a remarkable job.
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