18 Aug Aug 18/11 – Media Release: Tour heads to Yarmouth
Thursday, 18 August 2011
For Immediate Release
Aug 18, 2011
Health Network tour heads to Yarmouth County
Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network’s summer tour heads to Yarmouth County today with an information picket scheduled in the Town of Yarmouth. 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.”
The information picket is scheduled for 4:00 pm in front of the Yarmouth post office. The picket is co-sponsored by CUPE 835, which represents hospital workers in the South West region. There will also be brief stops in Liverpool and Shelburne.
In the first print run, 4000 window signs were produced. After tour events in Halifax, Lunenburg, Kings and Hants counties more than 1600 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:
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.