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The Report: September / October 2002 vol.23 num.4

by CINDY STEWART

eptember is always a month of renewal. After a summer with friends and family we’re re-energized to take on another year of challenges.

Laboratory staff put halt to plans for closures and cutbacks - for now

The Report: September / October 2002 vol.23 num.4

by YUKIE KURAHASHI

oncerned lab technologists and other health workers in the Thompson-Cariboo-Chilcotin health service area were appalled this summer when their administration announced plans to replace rural labs with a hand-held blood-testing device.

Unions continue legal fight against provincial government

The Report: July / August 2002 vol.23 num.3

by JEANNE MEYERS

n the aftermath of a legislative onslaught by the Gordon Campbell government, described in a recent Globe and Mail national editorial as “legislative vandalism,” HSA’s legal department has been working on many fronts to counter the government’s agenda.

"Review" shouldn't mean loss of services

The Report: July / August 2002 vol.23 num.3

by CINDY STEWART

ince the provincial government began its overhaul of our health care system, health care unions and advocacy groups have been anticipating a massive privatization of services.

The Liberals' health plan: senseless, shortsighted

The Report: July / August 2002 vol.23 num.3

Seth Klein, the BC Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, recently spoke to the Canadian College of Health Care Executives, BC Lower Mainland Chapter about health care policy in British Columbia. In his presentation, he outlined the weaknesses in the government’s reform approaches. The following are some excerpts from his presentation.