For reality-based news here's an update on whether Health Minister Bolduc will back down from the intransigeance - and as many suggested, the incompetence - of his bureaucratic and political position.
It should come as no surprise then that Campaign Lies Coalition would offer support to Bolduc and his lies. Lying liars tend to stick together.
Faced with raging opposition and calls for his resignation, Health and Social Services Minister Yves Bolduc Tuesday backed down on plans to impose strict new norms for private abortion clinics as of Sept. 30.
In an interview with Radio-Canada, Bolduc – after saying on the weekend the new rules are necessary and a matter of safety – beat a strategic retreat saying he is revising his position. He is now ready to examine the idea of excluding those clinics from the list of clinics covered by Bill 34 adopted in the spring. ...
Gaétan Barrette, president of the Quebec Federation of [Medical] Specialists, waded in, challenging Bolduc’s statement that none of the medical professional orders had opposed to the clinics being covered by Bill 34 when it was analyzed at a legislature committee in the spring.
Barrette said Bolduc ignored their warnings about lumping the clinics in with other types of private clinics. “In 2008, we argued against this but we hit a brick wall,” Barrette said. “I have a problem when the minister goes before the people and says, ‘No, no, no, it’s these others who made me do it.’ ...”
Barrette, who called for Bolduc’s resignation, was not the only one calling the health minister a liar and incompetent.
“The trademark of the Liberal government is to always blame others rather assume its responsibilities,” Action démocratique du Québec health critic and leadership hopeful "Éric Caire said in a statement. “Mr. Bolduc lied to the population and he should today apologize.”