In this webinar, recorded May 7, 2020, Friends of Medicare hosted an online discussion about the state of seniors' care in Alberta and across Canada with panelists Pat Armstrong, Andrew Longhurst, and Carol Wodak. In this online conversation, panelists focused on reevaluating Alberta's continuing care strategy in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and reimagining solutions for moving forward towards more equitable care for seniors.
See the video recording, and additional resources from our panelists below.
A message from our Executive Director:
Together, we can help to rebuild and reimagine a better way
The past few weeks have certainly been a difficult time for all of us, but as we look around the world and to each other, we can see that this pandemic has shone a light on the importance of Canada’s universal public health care system. It has served to strengthen our resolve to continue to fight to protect and expand our public health care. This pandemic has made it clear that the true measure of a government's leadership will be made evident through the political choices they make as we deal with this health crisis, and as we move forward to deal with the new political and economic reality that will face us after it is done.
In Alberta, we have seen our government, during one of the worst health crises we have ever faced, make the decision to bully through a budget that was short-sighted, attacked public services, and set the stage for further privatization of our health care.