Let’s talk logic.

The CEO of Alberta Health Services, Dr. Verna Yiu, “is out” of her position, effective immediately.

The UCP Government is trying to lead the public to believe this was a planned move, in that the intention has always been for her to step town and to be replaced at the end of March 2022.

This was always the plan, eh?

Dr. Verna Yiu has been in the position as CEO of Alberta Health Services for six years and still has another year left in her employment contract.

The government will have to pay her (more than half a million dollar) salary for the remaining year of her contract out in full.

The government has not hired her replacement.

The government has only ‘established a committee’ to begin the search for her replacement.

That’s right – the largest health authority in the province has no CEO as of right now, while the pandemic is still very much a reality, and while Alberta leads Canada into the sixth wave of COVID, and this was a plan.

Because she ‘wasn’t fired’.

Dr. Verna Yiu, who was hired while a democratic government was in power, has explicitly ‘not been fired’ under a conservative government, ‘this was always the plan’.

The cronies are out today spewing to the press this wasn’t a politically motivated decision, to ensure the sound bites are all shilling the same narrative. The cronies, who are only sent out to ‘handle things’ when this government fucks up, assure us this not being ‘handled’, and that this was always the plan.

Please, tell me again how this isn’t politically motivated.

Please, tell me again how this was always planned. Please, tell me again why the conservative leaders of this province want us to believe it was smarter to have no one in charge of the governing health body and pay out severance to the CEO who ‘wasn’t fired’, rather than have her complete the remainder of her contract, or at least, stay in the position through to them being able to find a full time, qualified replacement.

Please, tell me.

I’ll wait.

Through all this, the government is maintaining their stance that she wasn’t fired, that it was always the intention for her to step down at the end of March 2022.

4 thoughts on “Let’s talk logic.

    1. I’m not cynical, just realistic about the world. And, as someone who worked in public relations for many years, I despise when people go on a PR spin that’s complete and utter bullshit. Then again, I always operated with the principle that honesty was the most important thing you can give to the public.

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      1. Yeah, I’m not cynical either. I have grown tired of how flexible people get convincing themselves I’m buying their BS when I’m not overtly sarcastic in my response to it.
        What a gift, right? To hear/believe what you want despite all vocal and non-verbal cues to the contrary.


  1. They did this years ago with folks like Sheila Weatherhill, if memory serves. I can’t remember the other names. There were about three CEOs that were bought out / shoved out and one was paid like $1 million which is unreal. Alberta is a clusterfuck pardon my French.


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