Alberta doctors call for investigation, apology over decision about Hinshaw

By Colette Derworiz and Rob Drinkwater THE CANADIAN PRESS More than 100 Alberta doctors have signed an open letter to express concern about a decision to revoke a job offer to the province’s former chief medical officer of health. Dr. Deena Hinshaw had reportedly been hired and then removed from a role with Indigenous Wellness Core, a program in Alberta Health Services focused on Indigenous health. CBC News reported last week that it led to the resignation of the group’s medical director, Dr. Esther Tailfeathers, who said she left out of frustration with the move. The doctors sent a letter Monday to Dr. John Cowell, the chief administrator of Alberta Health Services, and Premier Danielle Smith raising their concerns. “Revoking Dr. Hinshaw’s contract has caused significant harm,” said the letter, which…

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