Media Release

Real Change Includes A New Appointment Process

EDMONTON, AB – The Alberta Party views the resignation of Ken Hughes as chair of Alberta Health Services as welcome news and encourages the Provincial government to begin a public process to replace him. 

“In order to have a different outcome, we need to change the way positions of trust and vast responsibility are filled,” says Alberta Party Leader Glenn Taylor. “Hughes was appointed as a friend of the Progressive Conservatives, not because he was the best man for the job.” 

Albertans spend more on health care than any other province in Canada, yet still have longer wait times and poorer outcomes. Albertans know that throwing more money at the problem is not a solution; we need to do a better job of managing the resources that are already available. This includes using a public process to find the best person for the job. 

“The Alberta Party believes that increased transparency and accountability within all levels of government are necessary to improve how Alberta is served by our government and this includes our health care system,” states Taylor. 

The full Alberta Party Health Policy Brief is available online at


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Robbie Kreger-Smith, Communications Chair

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