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Quebec launches new information tool to monitor province's emergency rooms

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dube announced the launch of a new information tool designed to provide the public with a more accurate picture of the situation in the province's hospital emergency rooms. The tool is still in the running-in phase, according to the Minister in a press release. Nevertheless, some indicators are already available at Quebec.ca/SituationUrgences.

The Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. (Daniel J. Rowe/CTV News)

Quebec's efforts to hire nurses from abroad falling short

After failing to recruit hundreds of orderlies internationally, Francois Legault's government is now dangling the same solution to the nursing shortage. If the past is any indication of the future, the chances are slim that Quebec will see thousands of professional nurses coming to the rescue of the health-care system.

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Girl, 6, dies after T-bar lift incident at Quebec ski resort

A six-year-old girl died in hospital Sunday night after being involved in an incident at the Val-Saint-Côme ski resort in Lanaudiere. Quebec police are investigating, though details into the event are not yet known. Officers indicated that it involved a T-bar lift, but they were not able to say more.

HOUSING

Quebec's housing crisis is worsening, data confirms

Housing in Quebec is becoming increasingly expensive and increasingly difficult to find. Data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) shows the housing crisis is worsening, both in terms of rental costs and availability.

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Canada's Corruption Perceptions Index score remains the same as last year

Canada's perceived corruption in the public sector has remained the same since last year, according to the latest Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International, which ranks Canada tied for 14th out of 180 countries. The country scored 74 out of 100 in 2022, with 100 being the least corrupt and 0 being the most.

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