Alberta government legal defence claims doctors' charter rights not violated - 2020-07-09

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F182.png Alberta government legal defence claims doctors' charter rights not violated July 9, 2020, Charles Rusnell, CBC News

The Alberta government says it did not breach Alberta doctors' charter rights by passing legislation that allowed the health minister to unilaterally rip up their agreement on the terms and conditions of doctors' work.

In an 11-page statement of defence released Thursday, the government of Premier Jason Kenney also contends doctors, through the Alberta Medical Association (AMA), are not entitled to bargain collectively, nor are they entitled to independent arbitration.

"Freedom of association in the Charter is afforded to individuals, not to organizations such as the AMA," the statement of defence says.

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{{cite news | first = Charles | last = Rusnell | title = Alberta government legal defence claims doctors' charter rights not violated | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-government-legal-defence-claims-doctors-charter-rights-not-violated-1.5644421 | work = CBC News | date = July 9, 2020 | accessdate = July 10, 2020 }}