Health care supporters bus across Alberta to protest cuts

EDMONTON -- A group of Edmontonians boarded the "People's Bus" Wednesday to spread awareness about cuts to health care.

The chartered bus was organized by Friends of Medicare and Public Interest Alberta and planned a stop in Red Deer to gather more supporters, before heading to its final destination in Calgary. 

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“Albertans deserve quality health care” is the rallying cry aboard the People’s Bus

EDMONTON - Today, dozens of concerned Albertans are gathering on The People’s Bus, chartered by Friends of Medicare and Public Interest Alberta. The bus will be travelling from Edmonton to Calgary, making a stop in Red Deer, to canvass the constituency of the Minister of Health, Tyler Shandro. The groups are concerned about deep cuts and privatization the provincial government is imposing on Alberta’s health care and seniors’ care systems. 

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Advocacy groups: Good direction for long term care, but beds must be public

Today, Premier Rachel Notley announced that if re-elected, the Alberta New Democratic Party is committed to building an additional 2,000 long term care (LTC) beds. The promised $170 million investment is welcome news to a system that is currently facing serious shortages.

 

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Media Release: Alberta Seniors Deserve Better

March 5, 2019

New campaign says “Alberta Seniors Deserve Better” in 2019 provincial election

EDMONTON - Friends of Medicare and Public Interest Alberta premiered a series of four videos to kick off their new campaign Alberta Seniors Deserve Better, which highlights the issues facing seniors in the continuing care system, and encourages Albertans to sign a petition to call on all of Alberta’s political parties to make strengthening seniors’ care a top priority in the 2019 provincial election.

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New ad calls for provincial parties to remember seniors care during election campaign

Public Interest Alberta calling on politicians not to forget the importance of seniors care

With a provincial election around the corner, a non-profit advocacy group is calling on political parties not to forget about seniors care.

Public Interest Alberta has released a campaign called "Alberta Seniors Deserve Better" an initiative which highlights the issues facing seniors in the continuing care system.

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New campaign asks province to address health care staffing, quality issues

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