Smith says she will end Alberta Health Services’ partnership with the World Economic Forum


Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has said she will end the partnership between her province’s health authority and the World Economic Forum (WEF).

His remarks came during a livestream on Western Standard”Question period with Premier Danielle Smith” program on October 21, where she said she holds the Alberta Health Services (AHS) responsible for its COVID-19 advice to the Government of Alberta over the past two years, and that its ties to the WEF are of no use to the province.

“I believe Alberta Health Services is the source of a lot of the problems we’ve had,” Smith said.

“They signed some sort of partnership with the World Economic Forum right in the middle of the pandemic; we have to solve this problem. Why the hell do we have anything to do with the World Economic Forum? This must stop.

“Catched the Eye”

On July 2, 2020, the AHS published a article sharing that it “caught the attention” of the WEF, which invited AHS to join its “Global Healthcare Value Coalition” to play a role in “shaping the future of healthcare on the international stage. “.

“The coalition’s goals align with those of AHS when it comes to recognizing the rights of individuals and bringing greater social accountability to health care,” the article said.

According to GEF websitethe coalition was launched in 2019 and is part of its “Platform to shape the future of health and healthcare.”

“The platform organizes international organizations, academic institutions, pharmaceutical and biomedical companies, healthcare NGOs, hospitals, healthcare providers, infrastructure and insurance organizations to shape the agenda global health,” the WEF said.

“Forum partner organizations, whether governments, cities, civil society or private sector participants, are invited to join the coalition – to lead the overall efforts as members of the Council of administration, exchange knowledge and submit their initiatives as coalition innovation hubs, or learn best practices as digital members.

In a video 2019the WEF said the coalition will drive change in healthcare by “spreading best practices”, “creating a global network of practitioners” and “advocating for global IT standards for health data”, among its initiatives.

‘All wide science’

During the live stream, Smith criticized the AHS science committee, saying members hadn’t looked at “all of the science.”

“They want to become permanent,” she said. “I don’t want a scientific committee that isn’t ready to look at treatment options in the middle of the pandemic and reject the pandemic planning plan.”

Additionally, she stated that she would terminate the entire AHS board of directors.

Smith had promised to overhaul AHS and change management within the department during his leadership race. She also pledged to change and strengthen the law so that Albertans cannot be “discriminated against” based on medical decisions.

Rachel Emmanuel contributed to this report.


Isaac Teo is an Epoch Times reporter based in Toronto.


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