CBC News: Nix Chinese company’s bid to buy retirement home chain, Calgary critics urge feds

Seniors advocacy groups are urging Ottawa to reject the sale of a retirement home chain to a Chinese company.

… But Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann says there’s room for both private and public care options in the province, especially given the current fiscal situation.

“I think we have to make the best of both worlds and indeed ensure that both public and private operators meet standards,” he said.

“I’m not concerned — if we monitor them, and ensure that the standards of training, the standards of the ratio of clients to staff are maintained, and quality of care, including the cleaning … is up to a standard that we can all live with.” Read Full Article…