In tough economic times, it's even more important that Albertans know where their tax dollars are being spent.

Today, I directed my department to immediately begin consultations with the Alberta Medical Association on a sunshine list. 1/3
Currently, five other provinces (MB, ON, BC, NB, NFLD) in Canada publicly disclose physician compensation.

Alberta's compensation disclosure will be the most transparent and comprehensive in Canada. 2/3
The NDP brought in legislation to disclose compensation of public-sector workers; it was to incl MDs, but they didn't follow through. We'll do what they failed to.

Physicians in AB are well paid, & we believe they should remain well paid, but we also believe in transparency. 3/3
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