Upon the selection of the new cabinet of Premier Jim Prentice, President Elisabeth Ballermann took the opportunity to contact the Premer and those ministers whose portfolios contain issues facing HSAA members. Ballermann outlined the concerns of HSAA and requested meetings with Premier Prentice, the Honourable Ric McIver (Jobs, Skills & Training), the Honourable Robin Campbell (Finance) and the Honourable Stephen Mandel (Health).
The PC Government of Jim Prentice announced today that the 2014/2015 legislative session will be prorogued until November 17, 2014. This means that the Public Sector Pension Plans Amendment Act (Bill 9) and the Employment Pension (Private Sector) Plans Amendment Act (Bill 10) that we have been fighting against since their introduction are now dead. We are also happy to report that Premier Prentice has also made a public commitment that Bills 9 and 10 won’t be reintroduced when house resumes sitting in November.
Provincial health coalitions across Canada are working with the Canadian and B.C. Health Coalition to organize media events regarding the threat of private clinics.
What a fantastic end to our journey around Alberta. The weather in Drumheller couldn't have been any better. As a team we had time to play, some water was involved, while talking to a number of families with our message of fairness.
There’s more to work than making money. Many of us go to work every day with ambitions of achieving more than lining our own pockets.