Alberta Union of Provincial Employees President Guy Smith released the following statement in advance of Premier Redford’s televised address to the province this evening. Reporters are advised that Smith will also be available by telephone this evening (780-265-2294) to offer reaction after the Premier’s address.
This op-ed piece from AUPE President Guy Smith ran in the Edmonton Journal on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. It was written in response to a piece by Wildrose Alliance leader Danielle Smith published in the Journal on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2010.
Danielle Smith, leader of the Wildrose Alliance, argues that increasing the “competitive delivery of health-care services” in Alberta would improve the province’s health system by making it similar to models found in places like Stockholm, Sweden. In reality, changes by the Wildrose Alliance would make it more like the model in Stockholm, New Jersey.