I wish all of you a 2011 full of joy and, of course good health. I also hope that 2011 will bring us other nice victories, such as the agreement in principle reached last November between the FIQ and the Government of Quebec was.
On this topic, the general assemblies in the institutions are in full swing. I strongly urge you to attend and to, above all, go and vote on January 19 and 20. The referendum to be held on those dates is very important: it is your working conditions at stake. This agreement will not solve all the problems, as I have already said, but the licensed practical nurses, the perfusionists, the respiratory therapists and the nurses will have more tools in hand to face the coming years.
In 2011, the Federation will step up its fight against privatization, while pursuing its objectives of defending and promoting the interests of its members. The healthcare professionals can count on the FIQ to make their demands public.
Happy New Year to everyone!