It was up to provincial Liberal Leader David Swann, who is a medical doctor, to question the lack of progress and the convenient timing of the press release.
Liberal Leader David Swann, a former medical officer of health, wants to see money reinvested into the Edmonton drug court and Calgary drug court programs.
Liberal Leader David Swann called for the new disability advocate to be an independent officer of the legislature, such as the children’s advocate, rather than reporting to the minister. The new position is akin to the existing health advocate, seniors advocate and mental health patient advocate posts.
Widespread fentanyl abuse is “clearly not an infectious disease,” said Liberal Leader David Swann, a former medical officer of health in southern Alberta. But Swann said he believes it should be treated as a public health emergency.
Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann has been vocal in his calls for the government to declare an emergency, saying a lot more work needs to be done by the province to create a coordinated approach to tackle overdose deaths.
Alberta Liberal Party Leader Dr. David Swann, a physician, renewed his plea to declare a state of emergency in the province and to bring back the position of chief addictions and mental health officer.
Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann renewed his call for the province to declare a public health emergency to deal with the growing problem.
“We are starting to see the same trends here as in British Columbia, but without our government taking the same emergency measures,” said Swann, a former medical officer of health in southern Alberta. “This is a mistake.”
In the legislature Tuesday, Liberal Leader David Swann asked Hoffman if she knew about Amrhein’s participation in, and lobbying for, the Pure North program, and if so, when.
Liberal interim leader David Swann, who has pilloried the government for not responding vigorously enough to the opioid problem, said he was pleased to read about the effectiveness of the tests.
Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann has asked the auditor general to conduct an audit of Alberta Health’s $10-million grant to Pure North S’Energy, a private health foundation that offers unproven alternative health treatments.