“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 whether provisions of the Canada Health Act that prohibit extra billing and user charges are undermined” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Federal government programs to help people who are without work due to COVID-19 have changed several times since they were first announced. There may be further changes so it’s important to double check that any information on federal programs.
“This government was elected on a mandate of jobs, pipelines and the economy, not on picking a fight with working people. They consistently promised not to attack front-line workers. In just two months, they have already broken that promise.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President
"NDP government has already budgeted for 3 per cent increases in the next 2 years, so the freeze suggested by Kenney will take those increases off the table. That means a cut of $621 million in 2019/20 and a cut of $636 million in 2020/21." — Mike Parker, HSAA president