Alberta Medical Association shared incorrect information with members: health minister

April 24 2020 4:20pm Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro said the Alberta Medical Association shared incorrect information with its members about insurance deductibles and went on to address the physician funding framework and that he’s open to new proposals. ‘…

Recap of changes for Alberta’s rural doctors

April 24 2020 4:15pm Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro recaps the physician compensation changes that have been paused and what new supports rural physicians will receive. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object”…

Alberta health minister on why doctor compensation changes are being made now

April 24 2020 4:10pm Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro explains why boosts are being made to doctor compensation now instead of earlier in the year during discussions with the Alberta Medical Assocation. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id =…

Alberta health minister addresses recent reversal to doctor compensation changes

April 24 2020 4:05pm Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro responds to a question asking about reversals to previously announced clawbacks to physician compensation and where things go from here. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof…

Alberta to spend $81M on rural health-care this year: minister

Alberta’s health minister has announced changes to health-care supports in northern and rural Alberta communities. Tyler Shandro said they will benefit doctors, and include changes to insurance premiums and on-call rates, and an incentive for medical students.

Over 120 emergency room doctors send urgent letter to Alberta’s health minister

More than a hundred emergency room doctors have penned a letter to Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro, urging the province to press pause and reconsider proposed changes to healthcare. Over the weekend, more than 120 E.R. physicians in the Calgary…

NDP calls for emergency debate on health care layoffs, Kenney says opponents treating budget cuts like the ‘the apocalypse’

December 2 2019 9:00am The NDP is calling for an emergency debate after it was revealed 500 full-time nursing positions would be eliminated over three years. However, as Kendra Slugoski explains, Premier Jason Kenney says the reaction to recent budget…

Alberta unions react to provincial panel saying savings to be found in health, education

Union leaders are speaking out after a provincial panel said Alberta is overspending on things like health and education. As Sarah Komadina explains, unions are worried about what the recommendations means for their membership and their relationship with the government.

‘There is a problem here’: advocates sound alarm over abortion access in Canada

It’s been a few years since a woman — whom we’ll call Joanna — made a 450 km journey across Canada for an abortion.  Joanna asked to remain anonymous because she doesn’t feel safe speaking publicly about her abortion, but…