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Quebec eyes Gatineau in bid in increase fluoridation rates

Source: The Ottawa Citizen | February 22nd, 2010 | By Dave Rogers
Location: Canada, Quebec

The Quebec government is hoping Gatineau will agree to put fluoride in its water supply, and is even willing to pay for it, but it could wait a long time for city leaders to agree.

Denise Laferrière, a Hull sector councillor and president of the city’s Ville en Santé advisory commission said last week that fluoridation — recommended by multiple public-health authorities as a way of fighting tooth decay — is a provincial responsibility and adding fluoride to drinking water is no longer a priority for the local health body…

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