Opposition attacks Tories over buying out nurses

Clara Ho, Edmonton Sun, July 30, 2010 The Alberta Liberals are accusing the Tories of hurting health care quality by buying out 448 nurses and later committing to hiring 70% of nursing graduates each year for the next three years. An Alberta Liberal news release pointed to the 2009-10 Alberta Health Services consolidated financial statements that showed that 448 nurses were bought out at a cost of $23.6 million. But the government will hire back more than twice as many nurses as they've laid off, which the Liberals called "another confusing flip-flop from a government that's struggling to manage health care."  ... Opposition