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CLSCs in Quebec are free clinics which are run and maintained by the provincial government. They are a form of Community Health Centre. The service was launched in the early 1970s after major reforms in the health and social services system were made following the Castonguay-Nepveu Commission during the Quiet Revolution era in the 1960s. Prior to the commission, health and social services were generally under jurisdiction of religious-affiliated agencies, primarily those of the Roman Catholic Church. Following the Commission, the Quebec government, with several measures made by the Quebec Liberal Party of Jean Lesage, took full control of the health and social services jurisdiction and later created the CLSC network. The province would also give access to a wide variety of services for free for most citizens. The network offers a wide variety of services including psychological and health services. There are 147 CLSCs spread throughout the province. In Montreal and in the Outaouais, the health services are provided by the Centre de santé et de services sociaux.

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