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Presentation on Multiple Sclerosis: Parliamentarians Can and Should Change the State of Affairs

CNW | October 21, 2014

MONTREAL, Oct. 21, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world, and it continues to grow. Today, an estimated 100,000 Canadians have to live with this disease. « Approximately 20,000 Quebec families are affected by MS, » according to Louis Adam, Executive Director of the Quebec Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. « It is crucial for elected officials in this province to have a better understanding of the issues related to this disease. »

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West Island rehabilitation centre’s budget slashed by $1.2M

CBC News | September 10, 2014

A rehabilitation centre for people with intellectual disabilities on Montreal’s West Island is feeling the effects of government budget cuts.

The West Montreal Readaptation Centre — which uses the French acronym CROM — is cutting services, and asking parents and volunteers to pick up the slack.

CROM President Gary Whittaker says the government has slashed more than $5 million from the organization’s budget over the past five years.  

“When [the health] minister [​Gaétan] Barrette says the cuts won’t affect services, they will affect services,” Whittaker said.

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