Friday, April 9

AHF Update - No news is bad news as the PMO stalls and hopes we all forget.

Still almost nothing new on the AHF front other than continuing calls for renewing the funding by the likes of Murray Sinclair, a Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench justice, Charlene Belleau, manager of the Assembly of First Nations and Robert Gruben, chair of Tuktoyaktuk's Community Corporation. As mentioned in a couple of the links above, Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq is stating that programs still exist under the purview of the federal government, but community leaders and critics point out that these aren’t community based programs. The AHF was lauded, even by Harper’s ministers, as being both efficacious and efficient, and the community-based approach helped create a level of accessibility and trust that programs run under the auspice of the Federal Government will never be able to achieve.

I’m left wondering which of Harper’s favorite health care private contractors are benefitting from this…