Month: July 2020

NUPGE President pens letter regarding Alberta’s Bill 30

President of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), Larry Brown, wrote the following letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Hajdu regarding the Alberta Government’s Bill 30 and the potential for conflict with the Canada Health Act. Dear Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Hajdu: Re: Alberta Government’s Bill 30 and the Potential for Conflict with the Canada Health Act On behalf of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), I am…

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Kenney launches his attack on health care and working Albertans

This week, Jason Kenney’s government tabled two of the most damaging pieces of legislation to health care and health-care workers that we have seen in decades. He’s finally come clean with his ideological plan to destroy public health care and Albertans are counting on us, just like they’ve done time and time again, to defend public health care. We’ve been successful in fights like this in the past and, with your help, we can stand in…

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Edm. Journal: UCP omnibus bill paves way for more alternative doctor contracts, private surgeries

This article was originally published by the Edmonton Journal on July 7, 2020. You can view the original article here. An omnibus bill introduced in the Alberta legislature Monday would make it easier for doctors to opt in to alternative contracts with the government and streamline the process for more private facilities to perform surgeries across the province. If passed, Bill 30, the Health Statutes Amendment Act would change nine pieces of legislation meant to “modernize”…

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Media Release: Kenney abandons any pretence he is “protecting” health care

For Immediate Release July 6, 2020 Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) President Mike Parker reacts to today’s tabling of Bill 30: Health Statutes Amendment Act. Edmonton — Bill 30 is about selling off our world-class public health system to private interests. That means funds meant for patient care will now be used for profits,” says Mike Parker, President of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA). “Most often, that means sending health-care dollars, and professionals, out…

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660 News: ‘The kids will suffer’: Kenney government criticized for funding changes to schools

This article was originally published by 660 News on July 3, 2020. You can view the original article here. The Kenney government’s move to offload support services to school boards is being called an ‘all-out attack and a systematic privatization’ of our health care system. That from the head of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta, the union for hundreds of healthcare workers who deliver supports for children in Alberta schools. Association President Mike Parker says…

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