Quebec 2018 provincial election

A provincial election will be held in Quebec on October 1, 2018. Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) advocates that arthritis, a disease affecting approximately one million Quebec residents, should be an issue of great importance to candidates running for office.

ACE sent an open letter and a survey to candidates running in the Quebec election. As part of its core government outreach activities and in the spirit of non-partisanship, ACE outlines the impact of arthritis in Quebec and asks each candidate to share how government can improve prevention, treatment and care in Quebec.

Any responses received by ACE will be archived and posted as they arrive. Please note the replies published are in the language they were given to us.

ACE survey and party responses

ACE letter sent to each candidate included: Party responses to survey
Individual Candidate Responses
Questions Voiced by the Public and Patients with Arthritis
Will you establish better prevention programs and facilitate flexible work arrangements to help reduce the direct and indirect costs of arthritis to Quebec employers and the Quebec economy?

What will your government do to improve the healthcare and lives of Aboriginals living with arthritis in Quebec?

What will your government do to introduce patient education and exercise programs, such as GLA:D, that have been proven to significantly reduce hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms?

Will you consider arthritis a health priority for Quebec and implement a high quality, standardized evidence-based model of arthritis care for all Quebec residents?

Will you take steps to increase the number of rheumatologists and arthritis trained allied health professionals to ensure timely, specialized care for Quebec patients with arthritis?

Any questions received by ACE will be posted anonymously.