Our friends in southern Alberta need to be warned about what these reformers are planning with their promise of a lot more privatization of healthcare.
Kenney has hired Dr. Janice MacKinnon who was a finance minister for the NDP party in Saskatchewan and was credited with closing 52 rural hospitals and getting the NDP defeated by the Brad Wall Conservatives. It’s obvious she was hired to do the same thing here.
If that’s not bad enough, the retired doctors tell us that if he goes through with his plans for a lot more privatization of health care to fix the long waiting list for surgeries he deliberately created doctors will not remain in rural Alberta. They will flock to these private-for-profit clinics and hospitals in the cities with the promise of more money, making it very easy to close rural hospitals. It will put lives at risk. We think they are right.
While Jason Kenney brags about our huge oil windfall, he still finds it smart to slash funding to healthcare and our education systems creating a nightmare for doctors, nurses, teachers and students. These are the most important people in our lives and deserve our respect but get none from these phoney conservatives , Reformers , who are only interested in looking after their rich friends, and forcing a lot more privatization onto our backs.
You can bet our hero Peter Lougheed would never have been this foolish.
Alan K. Spiller.