Published online at GlobalTVEdmonton.com on January 13, 2011.
Linda Hoang, Global News: Wednesday, January 13, 2011
Ex-Tory MLA talks health care in Alberta
Ousted Tory MLA Dr. Raj Sherman is set to speak about health care in Alberta over the next two months.
Friends of Medicare will be holding a number of town hall meetings across the province with Sherman as the guest speaker.
“Dr. Sherman has many insights to share and is looking forward to hearing from Albertans about their concerns,” said David Eggen, executive director with Friends of Medicare.
Meetings through Friends of Medicare have been confirmed for Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Grand Prairie.
But Sherman has also planned his own townhall meetings for his constituency Edmonton-Meadowlark.
Edmonton meetings will be held on Jan. 24 at McClure United Church, on Feb. 1 at the Westend Seniors Activity Centre, Feb. 3 at West Meadows Baptist Church, and Feb. 5 at the Aldergrove Community Hall.
Venues will be confirmed in the next few days and the public is encouraged to attend.
Last month, Premier Ed Stelmach suspended Sherman indefinitely from the Tory caucus after Sherman criticized his party and said Alberta’s emergency health system was on the brink of collapse.
He is now sitting as an independent member of the legislature.