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It was supposed to be an important announcement on a major campaign promise to thousands of Albertans.
But instead, diabetics were told to hurry up and wait.
Brent Whitford arrived at the announcement Saturday expecting Premier Redford's promise of financial help for insulin pumps would be kept.
However, he was told Type 1 diabetics like him would have to wait several more months, until the next budget.
"They talked about funding, they talked about eligibility and they talked about education about the pumps," remarked Whitfield. "Those are three things that are pretty obvious. With any sort of program that you're going to put money into with the government, those are the kinds of things you're going to look at, and all they really did was just reiterate old information."
Whitford, who started a Facebook Page meant to hold Redford to her promise, says he's disappointed she would make a life-altering campaign promise to around 30,000 Albertans, then take so long to deliver.
"We just kind of expected, maybe, that they had acknowledged the fact that they had been dragging their heels, or maybe that they'd been putting their money in other things while ignoring this, or...it just, it feels to me - - and I know I'm not alone in this - - it feels to me that it was just a tool to get votes." (td)
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