|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Despite its commitment to public primary health care, the Redford Government seems dedicated to the wholesale privatization of long-term care for seniors.|
Inquiry suggests pricey private clinics -- nudge-nudge, wink-wink -- really can engineer preferential accessDavid J. Climenhaga | We need to know who scratched whose back, and how, to get preferential Helios patients jumped up to the head of the line.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | The government of Premier Alison Redford controlled the timing of three investigations this week, and readers can take it they were scheduled for strategic reasons.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Warning: This is a work of humour. Actual events may not turn out exactly as predicted, or even close, sort of like Fraser Institute studies in that regard.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | We never hear from the Alberta's doctors except when they're angry and want something. As a result, the rest of us mostly tune them out.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Shouldn't the Alberta Medical Association admit in their ad that the government wasn't the only party to change the terms of the agreement in principle?|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Liberal Leader Raj Sherman seems to have nailed it when he demanded the feds step in and make the province submit its dispute with physicians to arbitration.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | If we hire half-million-dollar-a-year execs instead of career public servants to run our public enterprises, they’re bound to bring their questionable private-sector perks with them.|
Alberta's latest political brouhaha: Why tossing Alauddin Merali under the bus may not have been a good ideaDavid J. Climenhaga | What's the difference between the Alberta Health Services executive fired last summer over expense claims and the AHS execs now under the microscope for the same thing?
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | If the Redford Tories don't do something about the sense something is wrong with the way elections are financed in Alberta, the stink will linger -- possibly long enough to do them real harm!|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Just before the provincial election last spring, when it looked very much as if the Wildrose Party and not the PC government was about to win, the AMA backed the wrong horse.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | There's a certain irony to the spectacle of a political party dedicated to the proposition trade unions are bad trying to raise money by taking credit for the good work done by a union.|