03/13/2012 10:35 EDT | Updated 05/13/2012 05:12 EDT

Alberta opposition parties repeat call for study of alleged doctor intimidation

EDMONTON - The leaders of Alberta's four opposition parties want the government to probe allegations of doctors being intimidated by their supervisors or political masters.

They used a public meeting in Edmonton last night to attack the governing Progressive Conservatives for restricting a previously announced health-care inquiry to complaints about queue-jumping.

Health Minister Fred Horne told the meeting that the issue of doctor intimidation was covered in the recent Health Quality Council report.

But Wildrose party Leader Danielle Smith says the matter needs individual attention.

Liberal Leader Raj (RAZH) Sherman says Premier Alison Redford has misled the public about what would be studied.

Last night's meeting was sponsored by the Alberta Medical Association and followed a similar debate in Calgary last week. (CHED)