The format of a My Take is 150 words – no more, no less – to express an opinion on a different topic each week. This week’s topic was public inquiries
A motion calling for an inquiry into thousands of CHSLD deaths throughout the pandemic was unsurprisingly shot down by the Coalition Avenir Québec government Thursday.
With information surfacing recently revealing the government was aware of the staff shortage, Covid outbreak and deplorable living conditions of seniors at the the CHSLD Herron well before the death toll started to rise, is it shocking that Legault wants to bury this story?
The health minister at the time, Danielle McCann, and Seniors Minister Marguerite Blais have also both announced they will not seek re-election this fall. My only guess is they were instructed to step down with the CAQ starting to feel the heat.
We have read plenty of gruesome and downright awful details, but clearly there’s more to uncover with regards to the way Quebec fumbled the situation. And I think we deserve the full truth.