David Eggen

MOBILIZING CITIZENS TO FIGHT FOR HEALTHCARE

David Eggen became the Minister of Education in Alberta’s NDP government in 2015. After a teaching career and a first term as an MLA, he joined Friends of Medicare as executive director in 2008, remaining in that post until his re-election as MLA in 2012. He encouraged citizens to mobilize to pressure the government to restore cutbacks and deliver on promises to build hospitals. Under Eggen’s leadership, new chapters of FOM opened beyond the two major cities. Download PDF