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Despite the positive aspects, I have ongoing concerns related to the functionality of ABTraceTogether on Apple devices. We recognize the challenges AH has faced in this regard, since the safeguards required are out of its control.Information and Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton
“They’re very intentionally underfunding the system … I think the point is actually to push doctors out”Dr. Jillian Ratti, a family doctor based in Calgary
Is Jason Kenney’s government deliberately sabotaging public healthcare?
It’s starting to look that way after Kenney’s United Conservatives introduced its controversial Bill 30 this week, legislation that paves the way for healthcare to be increasingly delivered by private providers in the province.
Among the changes, Bill 30 allows the government to sign contracts directly with doctors and allows private companies to administer doctor’s clinics.
A recent survey by the Alberta Medical Association found 42% of doctors have said they are planning to leave the province and another 87% said they will have to make changes to their practices thanks to Kenney’s meddling in the healthcare system.
The AMA is warning of a “looming physician exodus” of doctors from the province. Medical Careers Global, an international jobs website for doctors, currently lists 180 job vacancies in Alberta, particularly in rural areas.
On Friday afternoon, there were 14 outbreaks across the province as listed by Alberta Health.https://t.co/YxtL06hl7T
— Global News Radio 880 Edmonton (@880Edmonton) July 17, 2020
With the mental strain this minister is putting on Alberta’s frontline health workers the past 6 months, not slowing in the face of a pandemic, I do not trust him or the ministry to fund the PFSP. He and his ministry is why we need the PFSP.#ABdocs4patients @susanjeanreid https://t.co/rqYzMfgdSm
— Dr. Fiona Mattatall (@FionaMattatall) July 18, 2020