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Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry Announces Public Hearings


CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2013) - The Lieutenant Governor in Council has ordered a Public Inquiry to be held pursuant to Section 17 of the Health Quality Council of Alberta Act concerning the possibility of improper preferential access being given to publicly funded health services in Alberta.

The Honourable John Z. Vertes, Commissioner of the Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry, will hold Public Hearings in Calgary in February, 2013 on the dates and at the locations listed below. The purpose of these hearings is to receive evidence pertinent to the Order in Council's Terms of Reference.

Attached is the tentative schedule of witness appearances.


February 25, 26, 27, 28 and March 1, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Room #105/106
Telus Rooms (Main Level)
The Telus Convention Centre - North Building
120 - 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

Additional information regarding the public hearings is available on the Commission's website:

Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry

Witness Schedule

February 25 to March 1, 2013

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
25 26 27 28 1

Olga Koch Expert Panel Presentation of To Be To Be
the Rimbey Report Announced Announced
Dr. Mark Swain, Dr. Brian Goldman (John Church)
Division Head of (Emergency
Gastroenterology Physician, Mount Expert Panel
Sinai Hospital,
Dr. Ron Bridges, Toronto; Host of Dr. David Alter
CCSC Founder(i) CBC's "White Coat; (Associate
Black Art") Professor, Dept of
Entry of Medicine,
Statements Dr. Owen Heisler University of
(Assistant Toronto)
Heather Stubley, Clinical
CCSC Nurse(i) Professor, Dr. John Church
University of (Associate
Statement of Dr. Alberta) Professor, Dept of
Terry D. Sosnowski Political Science,
Ms. Pam Whitnack U of A and former
Monica Ulmer, (President, Associate
Alberta Health Whitnack & Professor for
Associates; former Centre for Health
Exec VP, AHS and Promotion, U of A)
former CEO of
Chinook Health Dr. Lynette Reid
Region) (Associate
Professor, Dept of

(i)CCSC- Colon Cancer Screening Centre

Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry
Samantha Beckett
(403) 270-2059

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