“For years, the community of Hinton has faced uncertainty and frustration after the previous government cut service levels and downgraded seniors’ care. We’re committed to helping Alberta seniors age with dignity close to home and this decision honours that commitment.” - Sarah Hoffman, Alberta Minister of Health
“Margaret was the feisty, tireless advocate for bedside nurses that was so desperately needed during our formative years,” UNA President Heather Smith recalled Monday. “She did not back down, regardless of the threats from the employers or government. We owe so much of what we have today to Margaret Ethier.”
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