03/07/2012 10:41 EST | Updated 05/07/2012 05:12 EDT

Alberta health minister admits more talks were needed on health superboard

CALGARY - Alberta's health minister says he doesn't believe there's a state of crisis in the province's health-care system.

But Fred Horne admitted Tuesday at a Calgary town hall meeting on health care that there should have been more consultation before the province's health superboard was created.

Horne also told about 150 people who attended that he wasn't aware of any cabinet ministers or caucus members who were involved with allegations of doctor intimidation by health administrators.

Candidates from the five political parties in the upcoming provincial election took part in the meeting that was hosted by the Alberta Medical Association.

Wildrose party MLA Heather Forsyth says her party would dismantle the superboard, while Liberal health critic David Swann says there must be more accountability for the management of health resources.

Another town hall is planned for Edmonton next week. (CHQR)