Statements from the United Conservative Party (UCP) show that a Jason Kenney government will undermine Alberta’s health-care system with a radical and dangerous drive towards privatization, says the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA).
“Health matters to Albertans and the need to know what the prospect of a Jason Kenney government actually means,” says Mike Parker, president of HSAA, which represents 26,000 health-care professionals.
Parker will hold a media conference at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) to highlight the threat to health care.
TIME: 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 26
LOCATION: HSAA headquarters at 18410 – 100 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 0K6
- Jason Kenney promotes the Cambie Clinic business model (link to clip). After an audit found the clinic overcharged patients, the owner Dr. Brian Day launched a court case challenging the constitutionality of Canada’s medicare system. Dr. Day has said: “We in Canada will give the same level of services to a wealthy person as to a person who isn’t wealthy, and that doesn’t make sense.”
- UCP candidate for Banff-Kananaskis Mirando Rosin promoting two-tier health care (link to clip).
- UCP Policy Declaration 2018 says it wants to “give Albertans the choice of privately-funded, privately-delivered health services..” (link to policy document).