Public Health Care: Public Solutions

The 2020 provincial budget, the McKinnon report, and the AHS performance review all showed unequivocally that this government bent on ever more privatization of our health care system. When it comes to providing timely and quality care, the UCP has shown that they are unwilling to seek public solutions that will expand and improve our public health care system.

Join us at a public town hall event as we discuss some of the issues faced by our public health care system, and consider solutions that would maintain a commitment to equitable and accessible public health care for ALL Albertans.

While the government cuts and privatizes our essential public services, Albertans will come together to stand up for the public good!


When: March 4, 6:30 pm

Where: Ukrainian Centre (11018 97 St NW, Edmonton)

This venue is physically accessible. Parking is available. It is on the 9 and 151 bus routes, and near the Kingsway LRT and transit station.

FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/395618327939513/


Speakers:

SENIORS' CARE:
Alison McIntosh

Alison McIntosh is a Research Manager at the Parkland Institute, a public policy research institute based at the University of Alberta. She has a BA in Human Geography from the University of Alberta, and a MA in Geography from Simon Fraser University. At Parkland, Alison’s research focuses on health and social policy, including: long-term care, healthcare privatization, and basic income.

SENIORS' CARE:
Andrew Longhurst

Andrew Longhurst is a research associate with the BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA–BC), a policy researcher with the Health Sciences Association of BC, and served as senior advisor to the BC Ministry of Health’s Primary and Community Care Research Initiative. He has authored numerous publications on seniors’ care, surgical wait times, primary care, and privatization, and a just-released study on assisted living privatization and the financialization of seniors’ care, Assisted Living in British Columbia: Trends in Access, Affordability and Ownership. He holds an MA from Simon Fraser University where he is currently a PhD student, researching health care reform in Canada and internationally.

STAFFING:
Heather Smith

Heather Smith is the President of the United Nurses of Alberta, a position she has held since 1988. Born and raised in Ontario, she came to Alberta to work as a nurse at the Edmonton General Hospital. She quickly became involved in her union and served as President of her Local for two years. She also sat on the provincial negotiating committee during the 19-day illegal strike in January 1988. Heather has been a key figure in defending public health care in Alberta, including campaigns to oppose Bill 37, Bill 11 and the Third Way.

STAFFING:
Lauren Montgomery

Lauren Montgomery is a Research Officer at the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees. She is also a PhD Candidate at Carleton University in the department of Sociology & the Institute of Political Economy. She focuses on health care research, the public sector broadly, and legislative & legal analysis. Recent projects include the Alberta Alternative Budget, and a publication (May 2020) on enacting collaborative feminist work in academia. She previously worked as a political policy advisor, a teaching assistant, and held multiple executive positions at her previous union-CUPE 4600 (Carleton University, Ontario).

PRIVATIZATION:
Dr. Jillian Ratti

Dr. Jillian Ratti is a Family Physician and Clinical Lecturer with Department of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary. She practices in downtown Calgary at the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre and can often be found outside over the lunch hour protesting UCP corruption and austerity. When not totally engrossed in provincial fights to save public healthcare, she also proudly advocates at the national level as a Board Member with Canadian Doctors for Medicare.

MODERATOR:
Terry Price

Terry Price is the President of Public Interest Alberta, and Chairs their Seniors' Task Force. As a retired teacher and activist, Terry has served in various elected and staff positions with territorial, provincial, and national teachers' organizations for the past 26 years. Terry served in various capacities in the Canadian Teachers' Federation from 1993 to 2005 including two years as President. She served as a staff officer of the Manitoba Teachers' Society from 2006 until her retirement in November 2017, when she moved to Edmonton to be closer to family.

 

WHEN
March 04, 2020 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm
WHERE
Ukrainian Centre
11018 97 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5H 2M9
Canada
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Alyssa Pretty · · 7804234581
57 RSVPS
Cheryl Klassen Allan Hansen Prachi Mishra Jordan Omstead annie mckitrick Rod Adachi Gwen Rutherford Jennifer Bowerman Olive Thorne Julie Sinclair Douglas Meggison Sherry Liss Susanne Goshko Isobel Mailloux Barbara Wischlinski Andy Sims Penny Paradis Jens Gundermann Janvier Rousseau Tanja Brook Joe Pound Bill Calder Rita Makkannaw marie-hélène prescott Roy Eigner Pary Tashakor Bridget Flanagan William Cook Elaine Fleming Judy Lederer Connie Archer

Who's RSVPing

Cheryl Klassen
Allan Hansen
Prachi Mishra
Jordan Omstead
annie mckitrick
Rod Adachi
Gwen Rutherford
Jennifer Bowerman
Olive Thorne
Julie Sinclair
Douglas Meggison
Sherry Liss
Susanne Goshko
Isobel Mailloux
Barbara Wischlinski
Andy Sims
Penny Paradis
Jens Gundermann
Janvier Rousseau
Tanja Brook
Joe Pound
Bill Calder
Rita Makkannaw
marie-hélène prescott
Roy Eigner
Pary Tashakor
Bridget Flanagan
William Cook
Elaine Fleming

Will you come?