Taxpayers in Alberta are paying private operators to manage seniors facilities

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Private operators across Alberta receive millions of taxpayer dollars to build and operate seniors care facilities. Here is a Health Alberta document listing the facilities receiving public funding.  It is a long list and covers most of the province.  On September 27th, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench agreed with the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees that financial documentation from private seniors care operators funded by Alberta Health Services could not be withheld from public scrutiny.  That means Albertans have the right to know more about how the money is being spent.

So now it is up to us to demand accountability from these private operators.  Click here to download a petition calling on the government to increase the transparency around the use of public money by private operators.

 

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