The Alberta Government has cancelled a planned meeting with Fort McMurray seniors.
Joan Furber, second vice president of the Golden Years Society telling Fort McMurray News a meeting had been scheduled for the morning on Jan. 25th.
Until she received an email from the province last night.
"Saying that sorry but they can't, because of conflict in scheduling, they can't come on the 25th. So I emailed him back and I asked does that mean the ministers don't want to meet with the seniors? And pretty much that's what they said, they're schedule is too busy and that there isn't a slot for us."
Seniors have been anxiously waiting to meet with ministers to hear directly why a decision was made to move the long term care centre from downtown to Parsons Creek, without their input.
Furber is now appealing to other local groups who are meeting with the province later this month to share their time with the seniors.
She also questions why there is a Minister of Seniors if he (George VanderBurg) can't come and meet with seniors.
Meanwhile, Alberta Infrastructure spokesperson Cam Traynor says they offered alternatives, "We've offered to have a Department Information Session with seniors up there and that was declined by seniors, instead they would like to meet directly with ministers."