“This tragic death highlights why we have been advocating so strongly for the immediate vaccination of all front-line, health-care workers who put themselves at the greatest risk every day." — Mike Parker, HSAA President
Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) President, Mike Parker, reacts to new measures to stop the surge of COVID-19 cases.
“I encourage you to share this letter with your colleagues, friends and loved ones. It’s up to us to keep the pressure on the Kenney government to do the right thing and join us in protecting Albertans during this pandemic.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President
"Health care workers have been forced to walk off the job because they have no other way to respond to the United Conservative Party (UCP) government's attempts to gut Alberta's front line health care system" — Larry Brown, President of NUPGE
“This government has decided to tear apart its best line of defence against the ongoing pandemic. To be clear, this is about privatizing health care. Money isn’t being saved; it’s being transferred to private pockets instead of being used for patient care.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President
“The Minister is such a hypocrite. He’s praising public health workers while continuing with the plan to tear apart the system like Kenney tears up signed pledges.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President
The report provides a deep dive into the survey responses, and explores how Canada’s ongoing history of settler colonialism and policies of racial discrimination connect to the realities of the workplace.
“This proves Kenney and the rest of his UCP cohorts knew they had to hide the process from Albertans and, to be blunt, this is the most shameful decision I have seen in my 43 years working in health care in Alberta.” — Trudy Thomson, Vice-President of HSAA
“If passed, this legislation has the potential to affect health care across Canada, particularly where provisions of the Canada Health Act that prohibit extra billing and user charges are undermined.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“Alberta can’t afford Kenney’s plan for health care. In the end, patient care suffers as desperately-needed funds are sent out of the province.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President
“While Albertans have been struggling through isolation, illness, and job loss, and the fear and anxiety of the pandemic, the Kenney government has been busy arranging its attack on working people and their unions.”
“Their decision to move forward with privatizing lab services in Alberta is asinine and will lead to worst outcomes for future outbreaks.” ― Mike Parker, HSAA President
“Kenney and his current health minister can use weasel words like ‘publicly funded’ all they want, but Albertans are already seeing the dismantling of the public system and Budget 2020 shows the UCP path to privatization.” Mike Parker, President HSAA
The lack of respect for health professionals is a problem.
“It’s long past time we put the heart back in health care.” — Trudy Thomson, HSAA Vice-President
“Jason Kenney said he would protect health care. He should keep his word.” ― Trudy Thomson, HSAA Vice-President
In the face of terrible devastation and extreme danger, NUPGE wildland firefighters volunteer to fight what is being called the worst season of bush fires in Australian history.
“Once again this premier is announcing critical decisions that impact Albertans while he is out of the public limelight.” ― Mike Parker, HSAA President
"Congratulations to all the winners of our 2019 scholarships. We were very impressed with the entries we received this year and wish the winners and all the entrants the very best in their pursuit of their education and future careers." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“Get ready for the fight of your life.” ― Mike Parker, HSAA President