17 Aug Aug 17/11 – Media Release: Tour Events in Kings and Hants

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

For Immediate Release
Aug 17, 2011


Health Network tour heads to Kings and Hants counties


Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network’s summer tour heads to Kings and Hants counties today with information pickets scheduled in three communities.  The Health Network’s tour is designed to raise awareness about the coming 2014 Health Accord and to distribute window signs that say ‘Health Accord 2014 Must: protect, Strengthen, Extend Medicare’.

“Our message is clear,” says Kyle Buott, Coordinator of the Health Network.  “In 2014 the politicians need to protect public health care by stopping privatization, strengthen Medicare through long-term funding and new national standards, and most importantly, extending Medicare to include pharmacare and continuing care.”

Information pickets are scheduled for 10 am in Windsor, 2 pm in Kentville and 3:30 pm in Wolfville.  All pickets will take place outside the local post offices in each town.

In the first print run, 4000 window signs were produced.  After tour events in Halifax and Luneburg more than 1000 of the signs have been distributed.  Updates from the tour are posted daily to our campaign blog http://nscitizenshealthcarenetwork.wordpress.com/ and can also be found on Twitter: @NSHealthNetwork.


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For more information or to arrange interviews please contact:
Kyle Buott


Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network

Work – (902) 406-9422

Cell – (902) 478-0239



About the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network:

Formed in 1996, the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network’s goal is to stop the privatization of the public health care system, ensure high levels of care, and create a forum for people and communities to discuss issues in health care.

The Network is a coalition of local health committees, community groups, organized labour, faith groups and individuals dedicated to protecting and advancing public health care to include services like pharmacare, dental care and long-term and home care.

The Network is political but non-partisan and receives no government funding.