Petition has be signed by 8,185 people in just three weeks
LACHINE, QC, Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The West Island of Montreal
Chambre of Commerce (WIMCC) has joined the citizen-led Save the Lachine Hospital of the MUHC Committee and has passed a resolution that objects to the Ministre de la Santé et
des Services sociaux's plans to sever the Lachine Hospital from the
The resolution states that, "severance of the Lachine Hospital will
jeopardize the local business economy, namely companies that are
dependent on the Lachine Hospital".
In a letter to the Minister, Éric Léouzon and Joseph Huza, President and
Executive Director of the WIMCC, also stated that the expansion and
modernization of the Lachine Hospital will have a positive impact on
the entire West Island area.
"Many of our members use the hospital and they are very satisfied with
the care and services received at the Lachine Hospital," says Léouzon.
"The citizens of Lachine and Dorval have already mobilised to save
their hospital and as representatives of the business community we give
them our full support and are proud to join them in this important
The Committee co-chairs congratulate the Chamber of Commerce for its
leadership and courage. "We invite all local community and business
groups to join our fight to keep our hospital within the MUHC and to
receive the $63 million promised by the government for its
modernization project," said Lachine Borough Mayor Claude Dauphin and
Dorval Mayor Edgar Rouleau. "We thank everyone who has already signed
the petition, but we still need your help. Ask your family, friends and
colleagues to sign, and join us as we visit our neighbours."
In just three weeks, a petition launched by the Committee has collected
more than 8,185 signatures. It asks the Minister to keep the Lachine
Hospital within the MUHC and to invest the $63 million promised for the
modernization and expansion of the hospital.
The Committee invites the entire community to sign the petition to save
the Lachine Hospital. An electronic version is available on the
National Assembly's website at www.assnat.qc.ca. A printable version is also available on the Lachine Hospital
Foundation's website at www.fondationhopitallachine.com, in public buildings throughout Dorval and Lachine, and at the office
of the MNA for Marquette, François Ouimet.
It is also possible to follow the campaign's progress on Twitter
Link to the online petition:
SOURCE: Committee to Save the Lachine Hospital of the MUHC
For further information:
West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce
Office: 514 697-4228
Cell: 514 776-5720
Anne Le Bel
Attachée politique for François Ouimet, MNA for Marquette
Office: 514 634-9720
Cell: 514 571-3313