Last fall, Prime Minister Jason Kenney`s United Conservatives passed Bill 21, which gives the government the right to unilaterally terminate the agreement. PRESIDENT`S LETTER: Members may have recently observed some media reports about the status of negotiations between WADA and the provincial government. These media reports refer to what I wrote to you in my letter to the President of August 21: a request from the minister to respond to a formal process for the exchange of draft treaties. Our intention was to respond in writing and we did. The Alberta government, which has restarted failed contract negotiations with doctors, is ending its long-standing master`s agreement with them and is implementing new rules on April 1. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says the end of the agreement is a difficult but necessary step because the province was at an impasse with doctors on how to cut costs and improve service in the health care system by $20.6 billion. PRESIDENT`S LETTER: Last week, Bill 30, The Health Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 completed second legislative reading. There is no doubt that this government-sponsored legislation will be passed before the end of the session for the summer break, probably this week. The current master`s contract with the doctors expires on March 31.

The agreement contains several initiatives to improve the patient system and help physicians take care of them. These are included in the Memorandum of Understanding on Health System Initiatives. After the initial agreement was torn apart in February, many doctors, especially in rural areas, said they could no longer afford to work both in hospitals and keep their offices. Read also: Alberta doctors make newspaper ads in hopes of reaching an agreement with UCP. These provisions relate to basic recognition and representation. These will be included in legislation in the future (see the amending letter). Other related concepts, such as the dispute resolution procedure. B, will remain in the agreements. CALGARY — Alberta`s health minister says he has not given up on settling a bitter dispute with the province`s doctors, which developed after tearing up their pay control agreement. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says a draft Alberta Medical Association master`s agreement for review on August 11 (file) Hackett said he was concerned not only about the lack of stability in his practice without a master`s agreement, but also the steps the government is taking to reduce surveillance of drug use sites and review eligibility criteria for insured incomes for people with severe disabilities.

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