Leader David Swann made the following statement on Alberta Farm Workers Day:
“This Farm Workers Day is a particularly special one. For years, the Alberta Liberals called on successive Progressive Conservative governments to protect the basic rights of farm workers and bring Alberta in line with the rest of Canada.
“Despite serious errors in communication by the NDP governement, I was proud to support the protection and benefits the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act provides. Farmworkers, farmers and Alberta’s access to foreign markets are all supported by this bill.
Revelations today that Alberta Health Services (AHS) must spend tens of millions of dollars on renovating their ageing and unsafe laundry facilities has caused Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann to ask AHS to revisit contracting private industry for the service.
“I am not aware of any evidence that public funding and management of hospital laundry services improves access, quality or cost-effectiveness of health care,” Swann, himself a physician, said. “Private laundry service is not a threat to public healthcare – it can reduce, through healthy market competition, our overall healthcare costs.”
Our Annual Salmon BBQ was hosted by the Edmonton Meadowlark and Edmonton Riverview constituency associations on August 4th, 2016. Special thanks to Jane Walker, Eric Fadden, and Nicole Batienko for organizing; and to Liberal Leadership Co-Chair Nirmala Naidoo for being our keynote speaker!