NATIONAL POST | Large majority of Quebecers open to more private health services: poll

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McGill University Prof. Amelie Quesnel-Vallee, director of the McGill Observatory on Health and Social Services Reforms, warned that adding more private services would affect the public system. “Health professionals have to come from somewhere. If they’re practising in the private sector, they’re not in the public. Even if the private didn’t offer higher salaries, the increased demand would drive salaries up, and the public system would have to bear extra costs.”

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