The head of the Elder Advocates of Alberta Society says her group has been denied requested meetings with Alberta’s Health, Justice, Transportation and Seniors ministers over the society’s concerns with Alberta’s laws.
Ruth Adrias called into 630 CHED’s Ryan Jespersen Show Wednesday to speak with Seniors minister Lori Sigurdson, who denied she has not met with Adrias.
Sigurdson said. “We’ve met twice. Once in my constituency, and once in the Assembly. So, I am saying I have met with you and listened I think for some time to your concerns. I appreciate that things aren’t how you want them to be.”
Adrias replied, ” This is province-wide in regard to legislation.”
Adrias says when she talked to Sigurdson about the Power of Attorney Act, which Adrias referred to as “licenses to steal,” that Sigurdson told her it wasn’t her department and told her to talk to someone else. She says Sigurdson “totally blew us off.”
The Elders Advocate want change to power of attorney laws, which they say rob seniors under current legislation. They are also upset with care in seniors care centers. (eb)