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REALITY CHECK: PC Supporters Don’t Support PC Policy On Family Care Clinics

Earlier today Alison Redford announced that the PCs would like to spend approximately $700 million on the construction of new, empty health care facilities. Redford made the announcement in front of a PC supporter’s pharmacy, but according to a Canadian Press article, the pharmacy owner in question had serious doubts about the effectiveness and practicality of Redford’s proposal: “her pitch didn't sit well with one of the individuals carefully assembled to be part of her announcement” – Canadian Press (online), 

April 2, 2012

  • “I think they're [the PCs] going to have trouble finding doctors for these clinics. Maybe they will be able to, but finding a doctor to work until 7 p.m. on a Sunday night might be tough." – Gordon Morck, PC Supporter, Canadian Press (online), April 2, 2012
  • “They [the PCs] have to make sure there's money in place. You can't cut funding and also have more responsibilities too. That's not fair," he said. "The first thing that came to my mind when I was listening was, 'Where are they going to get these people from?'" – Gordon Morck, PC Supporter, Canadian Press (online), April 2, 2012

The full article: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/health/alberta-tories-promise-to-establish-140-family-care-clinics-across-province-145820695.html