“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.