FIQ (Fédération Interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec)

Patrick Guay [Elected]

Nurse vice-president (FIQ)

CISSS de l'Outaouais

Dear colleagues,

It is with conviction and determination that I am running for the position of nurse vice-president.

I have been a trained nurse since 1999 and active on the union executive committee since 2003. Several actions have marked my union career. Having held various roles, including as a nurse involved in my departments and as a union rep, I know the reality in the health care field and in the union. I played a part in several important initiatives in Outaouais, both as Labour Relations officer and as president.

Gaining recognition of the Outaouais region’s special status was one of the highlights of my career, but it must be said, it is thanks to the members who got their message across with their impressive mobilization.

I would like to bring strong and mobilizing leadership as VP. I will continue to be grounded by reality in the field.

As provincial Labour Relations officer, it will be my duty to defend the interests of all healthcare professionals. Rest assured, I will do this with passion and conviction, regardless of the issue. I demand a lot of myself and you will have the right to as well.

As union representatives, it is our responsibility to do everything to ensure our members have decent working conditions and that our patients have safe care. It is time that the government stop calling us guardian angels and that it recognizes us as healthcare professionals and women.

We owe it to all of the women who have kept the network afloat for so many years, a health system that is sick from budget cuts.

Seconded by

Patricia Lajoie
CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale

Sandra Seto
Centre universitaire McGill