15,000 Petition Signatures Presented to Minister Hoffman to Ban Sale of Plasma in Alberta
Today at the steps of the Alberta Legislature, Alberta Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman was presented with a SumOfUs petition with over 15,000 signatures calling on provincial Health Ministers to "implement legislation that ensures no for-profit, donor-paid blood plasma collection clinics are allowed to operate in Canada."
Expansion of Private For-Profit Care Not to be Applauded
Friends of Medicare are calling on the Alberta government to change the public discourse when it comes to long-term care in Alberta in light of today's announcement highlighting the opening of a private for-profit continuing care centre approved by the previous government.
“Evidence is clear that for-profit facilities provide reduced care hours compared to their counterparts in the public sector. Experience tells us that staff face significant issues with for-profit companies like AgeCare. To top it off the public is kept in the dark with no transparency for the millions in operational funds that are handed over to these health profiteers,” said Executive Director Sandra Azocar.Read more