Bill 30: Paving the way for privatization

Join Friends of Medicare for an important and timely online conversation with Dr Lorian Hardcastle and Dr Jillian Ratti to learn about Bill 30: Health Statutes Amendment Act and the major threat it poses to our public health care system.

If passed, the omnibus bill would make sweeping changes to Albertans’ health care, including repealing or changing 9 pieces of existing health legislation. The changes contained in this bill will set the legislative framework for the privatization of our surgical services, impact physician compensation, and compromise the accountability of regulatory colleges. Bill 30 has the potential to turn over our resources, health care dollars and staff to private companies that will be subsidized by public health care dollars, rather than put towards improving our existing public health care system.

Join us on July 30 at 6:00 PM as we discuss the contents of Bill 30 and the impacts it will have on all Albertans.


►  Read FOM's initial statement on Bill 30

►  Take action: Stand up for our public health care


Dr Lorian Hardcastle is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law and Department of Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. She is also a member of the One Health Consortium, O’Brien Institute for Public Health, and Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board at the University of Calgary. Lorian's research interests include the regulation and governance of health care delivery, liability and accountability of health facilities and government, public health law and policy, and the self-regulation of health professionals. 

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.

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July 30, 2020 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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