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Alberta Election 2012: Danielle Smith, Wildrose Party Leader, Promises To Expand Health Inquiry

04/14/2012 01:12 EDT | Updated 06/14/2012 05:12 EDT
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CALGARY - Alberta's Wildrose party says it will expand the scope of a judicial health inquiry to include allegations of doctor intimidation and queue jumping.

Wildrose leader Danielle Smith says it is important to make sure past mistakes are not repeated.

She accuses Premier Alison Redford's government of not just breaking its promise of holding a full inquiry - she says it shattered it.

Smith told reporters in Calgary that a Wildrose government would be bound to the recommendations of a full inquiry into allegations raised by the Health Quality Council report.

She said it is time to get to the bottom of what is ailing the entire health care system.

The report blamed the Conservative government for taking a struggling hospital system and running it off the road, which led to widespread intimidation of doctors who complained about the deteriorating patient care.

This is the second health care announcement for Wildrose which last week promised to send patients out of province or out of country if the procedures for 10 critical health procedures weren't performed within an allotted amount of time.

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