VICTORIA – New Democrats called for an independent review today, following statements by the former clinical director of the Okanagan Health Service Area Laboratories that that he was told not to draw attention to service deficiencies because of the upcoming spring election.
VICTORIA - Experts in public health and environmental law are echoing New Democrat warnings about how Gordon Campbell’s deregulation agenda threatens safe drinking water. A new report by Sewerage Safety Regulation Improvement Coalition condemns the B.C. Liberal government for its “careless deregulation” of onsite septic systems.
VICTORIA – The Campbell government is too out of touch to understand that hospital cleanliness is part of infection control, and too arrogant to admit that their agenda of privatizing hospital cleaning has put patients at risk, New Democrat health critic Adrian Dix and Nanaimo MLA Leonard Krog said today.
Campbell to shut down seniors beds at Zion Park Manor - B.C. Liberals ignore bed shortage and family outrage
SURREY – The announcement that 71 seniors’ care beds in Surrey will be closed is more evidence that the Campbell government is short-sighted and out of touch when it comes to seniors’ care, New Democrat seniors’ critic Guy Gentner said today.
Time for Campbell government to keep their promise and be accountable
B.C. Automobile Association (BCAA), in partnership with the insurance company Acure Health, has announced plans to introduce a private wait list insurance scheme.
This new private insurance scheme will offer people who can afford to pay for it the ability to jump the queue and receive expedited medical treatment at private clinics in B.C., and also in the United States, if the public wait list for treatment exceeds 45 days.
This kind of preferential access insurance scheme is illegal under the B.C. Medicare Protection Act and the Canada Health Act.
The B.C. Liberals are breaking their promise to seniors again. Gordon Campbell wants us believe that they’ve kept their promise to build 5,000 new long term care beds. He’s not telling the truth. The BCMA says Campbell has actually cut beds. Gordon Campbell keeps repeating his promise and breaks it every time.
The evolution of a B.C. Liberal promise:
James Questions Campbell’s Broken Promise On Earthquake Safety In Schools: High risk schools remain neglected 3 yrs later
New Democrat leader Carole James held a press conference in front of a Vancouver school today to highlight Gordon Campbell’s broken promise to make earthquake safety a priority for B.C. schools.