Leadership candidates answer our questions; your vote on potential agreement

September 21, 2022

Dr. Vesta Michelle Warren, AMA President

Dear Members,

You may recall that I have been engaging with the seven candidates for the leadership of the United Conservative Party in recent weeks. I have now met with five of them, and meetings are booked with the remaining two.

Separate from these meetings, we distributed a questionnaire with 10 important questions about health care to each candidate. We invited them to complete and return the questionnaire so that we could share their responses with members and the public via our website. To date, five have been returned and, as promised, I am sharing them with you today. I will provide the final two when they are received. In alphabetical order, they are:

Please let me know what you think of the various comments and suggestions. We will compile the feedback and share that, also.

More support for your vote

We have completed our three virtual town hall meetings. I have really appreciated the time that members have made to learn about the potential ratification package (PRP). On the website (member login required) you will find a recording of the full presentation about the PRP. Combined with the written documents we have provided, this is a great way to learn the breadth and depth of the ratification package.

At this week’s third town hall, I gave a shorter presentation, aimed at those who have some familiarity with the content and commented on things I have been hearing from members in recent days. We then conducted a moderated open Q&A session with attendees. You can view that recording on the website (member login required).

Additionally, we have updated our PRP Q&A and have provided a video from our legal counsel. Members will also find other resources such as the discussion boards that provide a secure space for member-to-member discussion of the package.

Voting on the PRP closes Wednesday, September 28 at 4 p.m. The voting platform will issue some reminders as we get closer to the date. Please be sure to cast your vote!

You can reach me any time in the following ways:

  • Communicate with me privately and directly by email if you would like a reply: president@albertadoctors.org.
  • Comment publicly on this President’s Letter (please be aware that comments are public, i.e., not members-only, even if you are logged in as a member). 

Sincerely,

Vesta Michelle Warren, MD, CCFP, FCFP, FRRMS
President, Alberta Medical Association

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