Nurses are often referred to as the 'backbone' of the healthcare system. But the number of nurses isn't increasing as fast as the population in Quebec, even as our aging population puts more demands on the healthcare system. This means more work and longer hours for nurses already working. And that could be discouraging people looking to get into the profession. We talk to people in the system about possible solutions to this impending problem.
Guest(s) : Sylvain Brousseau, Quebec Representative, Canadian Nurses Association Egbert Gaye, Editor, Community Contact Aaron Derfel, Montreal Gazette Health Reporter Seeta Ramdass, Patient Advocate
CityLife examines issues that affect all Anglo Montrealers in an engaging and accessible way. Host Richard Dagenais and his team delve into politics, public transit, the environment, the economy, immigration, roadwork, social issues, culture and much more. Each CityLife show zeroes in on a particular subject or issue unfolding in Montréal, often with original approaches and creative coverage of local stories you may not find anywhere else.
Richard Dagenais was born, raised, educated and, continues to be employed, in Montréal. Twice nominated for ACTRA National Radio Awards, he works in Montréal television and radio as a host, anchor, reporter and writer. He is a singer, songwriter, and musician who has performed the anthems for the Expos and Alouettes. He's married with one son and two nutty dogs. He enjoys sports but hates going to the gym; he goes, but he hates it! He's got a blog and he tweets, too!