“Jason Kenney cannot be trusted with Alberta’s health care. In this election, we need to vote like our health care depends on it. Because it does.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President
Edmonton (14 March 2019) — C’mon down to crazy Kenney’s health care giveaway!
For the second time this week, Jason Kenney revealed just how far he’s prepared to go to hand over prized public assets to his corporate pals.
And, how little he knows about how our health care system works.
On Monday, it was laboratory services.. Now, it's laundry services.
Health care service to be privatized under Kenney and UCP
“It’s clear that Jason Kenney has no interest in facts, has nothing but contempt for evidence, and distrusts frontline health care workers and experts,” says Mike Parker, President of Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE), the union which represents 26,000 health care professionals.
“Kenney is ideologically committed to giving away assets that belong to Albertans. Laboratories, laundry — what’s next on his agenda? He falsely claimed that labs don’t heal people, so it was okay to privatize. Will he hand over X-rays and diagnostic imaging because they only create images, they don’t actually fix bones?"
“It is abundantly clear that Kenney and the UCP either don’t understand health care, or don’t care if it continues to operate as a universal Medicare system that treats everyone equally or fairly,” says Parker.
Public health care is not for profit
“When Albertans see health care, they see a service that saves lives. When Kenney sees health care, he sees only money, not people — an opportunity for his corporate pals to make a buck. It’s not enough that he promises them massive tax cuts, he wants to give them more — more of what belongs to us,” says the HSAA President.
“Jason Kenney cannot be trusted with Alberta’s health care. In this election, we need to vote like our health care depends on it. Because it does.”
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 390,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. — NUPGE