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November 16, 2020
Alberta Media Release

Canada’s Nurses express outrage over Alberta bill to undermine voluntary blood donations

EDMONTON, AB – Nurses in Alberta and across the country are voicing strong opposition to the passage of Bill 204: Voluntary Blood Donation Repeal Act earlier today. The bill, introduced by UCP MLA Tany Yao, repeals the 2017 ban on payment for the collection of blood in Alberta, including plasma. “While its supporters claim Bill […]

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November 6, 2020
Alberta Blog

Privately funded health care: a wrong-headed approach - op-ed by Linda Silas

The following opinion editorial first appeared in the Edmonton Journal on November 2, 2020. If Alberta’s United Conservative Party wants to improve the province’s health care, they couldn’t be taking a more wrong-headed approach. Delegates at a recent UCP general meeting narrowly endorsed a controversial proposal to “support the option of a privately-funded and privately-managed […]

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