Castonguay blasts Bolduc, demands his resignation

Liberal cabinet minister Yves Bolduc is being blasted by a man considered one of the architects of Quebec's medicare system.

Claude Castonguay, now a senator, says Bolduc has no credibility because of what happened when the Liberals were briefly relegated to the Opposition when the PQ won the 2012 election.

Bolduc is a doctor and when the Liberals found themselves booted from power and he lost his post as Health Minister, he decided to supplement his MNA work by returning to work as a doctor.

He was paid a bonus of more than $200,000 to take on patients who were without a general practitioner.

Castonguay accuses Bolduc, now Education Minister, of exploiting his knowledge of medicare to financially enrich himself.

Bolduc says everything was above board and he is refusing to resign from cabinet.

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  1. ssm posted on 07/07/2014 10:01 AM
    There are much worse things wrong with Quebec's public health care system than a doctor managing to get paid for their services. The chronic encroachment of private healthcare on or limited resources is increasing the waiting lists for essential time sensitive diagnostic and curative procedures for Quebecers who do not have private insurance. CJAD even advertises private medical clinics. Their existence and effect on the system says much about the situation. I suspect that most of our elected policy makers have no idea what it is like for a normal public healthcare user / victim to navigate in time of need.
  2. Enzo posted on 07/07/2014 11:14 AM
    "Castonguay accuses Bolduc, now Education Minister, of exploiting his knowledge of medicare to financially enrich himself. "

    What is wrong with that? Every physician knows medicare
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