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New AB Health Act would limit rights to challenge government decisions, promote more privatization

Public inquiry more important than ever to ensure the system looks after those who pay for it.

Vivone shows Tories use public treasury to intimidate, censor those who challenge, criticize them.April 21, 2011: Allan Hayman, President of the Edmonton-Rutherford Provincial Liberal Constituency Association, points out in the Edmonton Journal that the new Alberta Health Act will exempt the government and health minister from judicial review, following the minister's refusal to review the operation of the province's health act. The move would weaken citizens' rights and make further privatization of public institutions easier.

"Health Minister Gene Zwozdesky is being disingenuous when he says he doesn't want to 'waste' taxpayers' money for a public inquiry to examine the operation of our health-care system.

Zwozdesky likely just doesn't want to be forced to answer for the decisions he and his predecessors have made that have moved our health-care system relentlessly toward total privatization and have created the mess we now faceĀ…"

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Posted: April 28, 2011

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