In the wake of the many scandalous revelations which have been raging for months, report Baron filed Tuesday about financial skid updated at the Centre universitaire de santé McGill (MUHC) must be placed in its proper perspective: that nine years of a Charest government who had promised more than transparency and efficiency by more than place to the private sector in the management of public services. The failure is tremendous!
The image shocks: between 2009 and 2011, the McGill University Health Centre was paid in salaries equivalent to 500 employees than in 2008 without one additional patient was treated, or the complexity of care is increased. Expected to reach $ 115 million this year alone, the deficit of the MUHC would then one who has made the year last by the 183 other Quebec hospitals together, including the large academic centres of Montréal and Québec.
This is an overview of the disturbing observation carried out by the Group of experts mandated by the new Minister of health, Réjean Hébert, upon his arrival in September.
Other serious violations have been reported, such acquisition at price, without the permission of the regional agency, of a building unusable due to zoning by a company affiliated with the MUHC, or even the creation of a company outside the control of the authorities.
In the heart of the scandal, we find the former CEO of the MUHC, Dr. Arthur Porter, this feeling businessman with the author of the report, Dr. Michel Baron, submits that it was not at all concerned to ensure the sound management of the finances of the institution. It is this man who made only all decisions at the MUHC, often merely oral presentations not documented to a servile administration Board which drank his words like the other leaders of the institution. It is now suspected to have facilitated the contract of long-term management of the future MUHC by a consortium led by SNC-Lavalin, a dirty affair for which the former President of the firm, Pierre Duhaime, is accused of corruption.
Also, it is difficult to see that the Minister of health is still confidence in the new Director of the MUHC, Normand Rinfret, who was the Assistant to Dr. Porter, same delegating an “attendant” to ensure that the corrections will be made quickly.
For several months, Quebec saw a hysteria fueled by journalistic, administrative, police investigations and by the commission Charbonneau. The revelations are multiplying at the rhythm of the sunken billions in fraudulent cases.
In some departments and several municipalities in the departments and most infrastructure projects, the Wolf came into the fold in the light and with the knowledge of politicians and corrupt officials who have opened the door wide in exchange for personal or political.
This is certainly not make partisanship that link the deplorable state in which swathes of the public sector Quebec are found today and the project of reconciliation with the private sector which was at the origin of the decisions taken by the Charest government throughout its nine years in power.