Coalition Avenir Québec proposes home hospitalization services if elected

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Quebec election: Day 8 of the campaign trail
Day 8 of the campaign trail brought on more campaign promises from Quebec's political parties competing for votes on Oct. 3. Dan Spector reports on what party leaders pledged on Sunday – Sep 4, 2022

The Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) is continuing its string of health care promises with a commitment to implement home hospitalization services if re-elected on Oct. 3.

Leader François Legault said Sunday that hundreds of patients each year could be treated at home rather than in hospital through a combination of telemedicine and in-person visits from health workers.

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He told reporters in Laval that the service could be rolled out beginning in late 2023 to patients who agree and who meet strict criteria, including living within a certain distance of a hospital and having help from a caretaker.

Most of Quebec’s party leaders are spending the day in the Greater Montreal area today as the provincial election campaign enters its second week.

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The Liberals will unveil their costed platform later today, while Québec solidaire is revealing its plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

The Parti Québécois is focusing on labour issues, including a promise to gradually raise the province’s minimum wage to $18 an hour.

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