/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Extra fees - Lawsuit to force the federal government to end the practice of charging patients extra fees/

MONTRÉAL, May 1, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Réseau FADOQ and patients who were charged extra fees are filing a lawsuit against the Government of Canada in order to put an end to the illegal practice. The suit was filed on their behalf by Jean-Pierre Ménard, a lawyer specializing in the defence of patient rights. Media representatives are invited to attend a press conference (details below) organized by the Réseau FADOQ to explain the considerable issues at stake.



Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10 a.m.


Regroupement Loisir et Sport du Québec (Olympic Stadium)

4545 Pierre-de-Coubertin Avenue

Montréal, Québec  H1V 0B2


Danis Prud'homme, Réseau FADOQ
Canadian Union of Public Employees (name to be announced)
Dr. Hugo Viens, Québec Medical Association
Dr. Brian Hutchinson, Canadian Doctors for Medicare
Jean-Pierre Ménard, Ménard, Martin Avocats


Canadian Doctors for Medicare, Canadian Health Coalition, Association des retraitées et retraités de l'éducation et des autres services publics du Québec, Médecins québécois pour le régime public, Conseil pour la protection des malades, Association québécoise des retraités(e)s des secteurs public et parapublic, Alliance des associations de retraités, Québec Medical Association, Regroupement des médecins omnipraticiens pour une médecine engagée, Clinique communautaire Pointe-Saint-Charles, Coalition Priorité Cancer, Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec, Coalition solidarité santé, Alliance des patients, Canadian Union of Public Employees, CUPE-Québec, Council of Canadians, Regroupement intersectoriel des organismes communautaires de Montréal, Réseau FADOQ, Ex aequo (advocacy for people with motor impairment), Table des regroupements provinciaux d'organismes communautaires et bénévoles, Réseau d'échanges des comités d'usagers du Québec.

More organizations will be joining the cause over the next few days.



For further information: Brigitte Roussy, Public Affairs/Media, Réseau FADOQ/ Jean-Pierre Ménard, 514-252-3017, ext. 3417 514-248-0160, brigitte.roussy@fadoq.ca; Mary-Margaret Jones, Communications and Outreach, Canadian Doctors for Medicare, 416-909-5911. English only please, jones@canadiandoctorsformedicare.ca; Marc-André Amyot, M.A., Communications Officer, Quebec Medical Association, 514-567-1501, marcandre.amyot@amq.ca

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