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CAQ says no to 24/7 CLSCs as requested by seniors’ coalition [Video]

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Dementia and Alzheimer's Treatment and Management

The Legault government has refused to open CLSCs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as a seniors’ coalition requested.

The Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) is also refusing another group’s demand: recognition of the right to home care.

At a summit on home care held in Quebec City on Wednesday, seniors’ group the Coalition pour la dignité des aînés called for CLSCs to be the main entry point for people needing home care and support services. This would enable them to assess needs, provide information on available resources, and recommend the right professional or care and service provider.

Québec solidaire (QS) MNA Christine Labrie brought the group’s demand to the floor of the legislature.

“It’s a misunderstanding of the vision of CLSCs,” said Sonia Bélanger, minister responsible for seniors, during question period.

“CLSCs are there to organize local services in a community. In the word CLSC, there’s the C …

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