Gordon Campbell's European healthcare tour has lost another member. The premier's chief of staff Martyn Brown has abandoned the tour following a personal tragedy. Our best wishes go out to him and his family. Last week, Health Minister George Abbott announced he wouldn't be participating "because he wants to be in Victoria to receive first-hand a government report on what went wrong in the care of 91-year-old Fanny Albo of Rossland" - as reported by The Vancouver Sun and the length and breadth of the provincial press pack. The remaining tour members are the premier's deputy chief of staff Lara Dauphinee, health strategic policy and intergovernmental relations assistant deputy minister Craig Knight and British Columbia's representative to the Health Council of Canada Les Vertesi.
February 28, 2006