Brief Notes

Teacher to chair Provincial Health Council

Ellen Hambrook, a former vice-principal of Greely Road School in Fort McMurray and now a consultant with the Edmonton School District, has been appointed chair of the new Provincial Health Council. Health Minister Shirley McClellan announced the appointment on October 12.

The 16-member council will advise the minister on the achievement and maintenance of a consumer-focused, integrated, appropriate, accessible and affordable health service delivery system.

Last year, Hambrook represented the ATA on the Provincial Coordinating Committee for the Alberta Heart Health Project and chaired the advocacy committee of the Health and Physical Education Council.

Deregulation bill receives second reading

A deregulation bill is wending its way through the Alberta legislature. Bill 46, Regulations Amendment Act, 1995, received second reading on October 23 by a vote of 39 to 18. The vote split along party lines.

Sponsored by Gary Friedel (PC—Peace River), the government bill allows cabinet to set expiry dates for regulations. If cabinet extends the expiry date within 30 days, the regulation is deemed not to have expired.

Ramsankar recognized as "Global Citizen"

On the occasion of the United Nation's 50th birthday, Alex Taylor School Principal Steve Ramsankar was recognized as a Global Citizen. His name will be added to the registry in Ottawa of Canadians who have made a difference to the community.

Ramsankar is known for his work with inner-city students.