July 8, 2021: What does the cabinet shuffle mean for Alberta's health care?
by Alyssa Pretty, Communications Officer of Friends of Medicare. July 8, 2021.
Friends of Medicare had hoped to see a change to the Health Minister in today’s cabinet shuffle. After a horrendous year, including unyielding attacks on our public health care and frontline workers, Albertans deserved to see accountability from this government. Instead, we saw few changes of impact, ignoring the needs of the people of this province who have been loud and clear about their opposition to changes being imposed on public services, including our public health care system.
Here’s two notable changes that we did see:Read more
On June 16, 2021, Friends of Medicare was joined by Melissa Miller, a personal injury lawyer focused on nursing home litigation and founding member of Canadians 4 LTC Standards, to discuss Bill 70: COVID-19 Related Measures Act, currently in debate in the Alberta Legislature. If passed, this bill would ensure legal protection for health services facilities—including continuing care operators—facing lawsuits over illness or death due to exposure to COVID-19. The bottom line is that Bill 70 will prevent grieving families from being able to seek answers and hold care homes responsible for negligence of their loved ones.
- Sign the open letter in opposition to Bill 70, click here!