Alberta's pitch for other provinces' nurses ruffles feathers

Philippe Gohier, Macleans, January 25, 2007 Faced with the all-too-common problem of a shortage of nurses, Calgary has embarked on an ambitious recruiting drive. The problem is, those new recruits have to come from somewhere - and the communities at risk of losing them are less than enthused. On Saturday, the Calgary Health Region launched a controversial campaign to attract as many as 500 nurses to the city by placing advertisements in local newspapers across Canada. And almost immediately, the ads were met with hostile accusations that they have more to do with poaching than recruitment. ... Alberta