Seniors to meet with health minister over drug plan
Seniors advocates in Edmonton are declaring a partial victory after staging a more than 12-hour sit-in yesterday.
A dozen people held the protest inside the health minister's constituency office.
They want assurances the province won't radically change or even eliminate the seniors drug plan.
They've now been assured of a meeting with Health Minister Fred Horne next month to talk about it.
Seniors advocate Noel Somerville wants premier Redford to be there too.
"If they are prepared to preserve the plan that's great if they're not I think the premier needs to explain why she has found it necessary to go back on a promise she made when she was seeking office."
The sit-in ended after midnight when police were called and asked the protestors if they would leave.
Somerville said by that time they had made their point.