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Election 2021

My thoughts on privatized long-term care

Yesterday, a voter send me a link to a page about long-term care on Workers Vote, a website run by the Canadian Labour Congress. The page is set up to email election candidates about long-term care in Canada. Except I’m not on the list. So, I figured I’d give my response here. The website claims […]

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The real story behind compensation for Alberta nurses

Alberta nurses have been getting the short end of the stick for years. And it’s not all the UCP’s fault.

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14 Alberta communities lost hospital services since May

One of the communities had their emergency department closed 13 times.

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Health minister’s campaign CFO appointed to provincial health board

Plus, he donated over $2,000 to Tyler Shandro’s 2019 election campaign.

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2021 has 2nd most drug deaths in Lethbridge in just 5 months

Lethbridge has seen 25 drug-related deaths so far in 2021. That beats out every other year except last year, but we’re on track to beating that, too.

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Alberta’s physician registrations saw worst 2nd quarter since 2016

The province saw a year-over-year increase of only 0.2%. In 2016, it was 4.56%

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Could privatization of Alberta lab services lead to fewer worker benefits?

Last month, I wrote a news story regarding the Alberta government awarding the contract of lab testing services to a private company after lobbying from a firm the company had hired. Last week, I received collective bargaining agreements between the private company, DynaLIFE, and the Health Sciences Association of Alberta, as well as between HSAA […]

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AHS closing cancer, acute care, palliative care beds, as well as ERs

This marks two months of repeated closures in multiple communities, primarily in rural Alberta.

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UCP plan to freeze health & education spending for 2 years

Even though population is increasing at 1.2% a year, inflation is increasing at 1.6% a year, and more health and education facilities will be opening up over the next two year.

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AHS closed emergency department 13 times in Northern Alberta community

The emergency department lacked on-site physician coverage for over 200 hours this month.