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$68M for continuing care pandemic funding isn’t enough

This week, the Alberta government announced pandemic funding for continuing care. It’s 36% less than what it should be.

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A list of Alberta communities losing doctor care

According to the AMA, 400 clinics in Alberta are laying off support staff or considering closing. Here are some of them.

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Alberta donated millions of masks; workers here got poor quality ones

On 11 April 2020, the Government of Alberta announced that they’d be sending millions of masks to BC, Ontario & Québec. Now, healthcare workers say they’re left with poor quality masks.

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6 myths the UCP keeps spreading about doctors

I recently encountered a thread on Twitter outlining several myths that the Alberta health minister keeps perpetuating as he continues fighting against doctors.

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AMA suing Tyler Shandro for over $255M

The Alberta Medical Association is suing Tyler Shandro, the Alberta Minister of Health, for over $255 million.

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Opinion

Capitalism is making the pandemic worse

If there’s one thing that’s become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that neoliberal economic policies have failed our societies.

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Alberta is not maintaining healthcare spending

The health minister is trying to suggest that Alberta is maintaining spending, assuaging fears that they’re making spending cuts to healthcare.

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Alberta spends too little on healthcare salaries

There were fewer front-line staff serving a larger provincial population. And they made less last year than they did the year before.

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Opinion

Poor mental health care isn’t causing gun violence

When the topic of gun control comes up, it’s inevitable that someone will mention mental health. They claim that guns aren’t causing gun violence, but rather poor mental health care is.