Low loses only receptionist at CLSC

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by Anastasia Philopoulos on July 29, 2015

The protest for sale sign spotted in Low earlier this month. Low Down photo

The protest for sale sign spotted in Low earlier this month. Low Down photo

Mere weeks after the regional health board said fresh budget cuts wouldn’t affect services in the community, the Low Down has learned staff will be cut from the CLSC in Low.

A for sale sign suddenly appeared on the side of the Low CLSC building, ruffling a few feathers around the municipality. Hélène Desjardins, the municipality’s administrative assistant, explained people have been calling about the sign, worried the clinic was closing.

“It’s a kind of protest, to tell [people] look at what Couillard is doing,” Desjardins explained. On closer inspection, the sign has a row of Quebec Ministers with Premier Philippe Couillard at the front, with the words ‘Team Couillard’ printed in bold blue. It was the local union based out of Maniwaki Hospital that put up the sign to protest cuts to healthcare across the Outaouais.

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