22 Aug Aug 22/11 – Media Advisory: Tour Heads to Cape Breton

Monday, 22 August 2011


August 10, 2011


Health Network Tour heads to Cape Breton

The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network’s summer tour arrives in Cape Breton today, Monday, August 22.

The Health Network is raising awareness and mobilizing activists around the coming 2014 Health Accord.  Network Coordinator, Kyle Buott, will be meeting with local activists to distribute window signs that say “Health Accord 2014 Must: Protect, Strengthen, Extend Medicare”. Buott will be meeting with local women’s centres, unions, seniors and community organizations.

Individuals can get windows signs by emailing kyle@nshealthcoalition.ca .  Please include a mailing address and the number of signs requested.


Public events:

Monday, August 22, 1:30 pm, Port Hawkesbury, information picket and window sign distribution outside the post office on Pitt St.  Co-organized with the Strait District Labour Council.

Tuesday, August 23, 12:00 noon, Inverness, information picket and window sign distribution outside the Inverness post office on Railway St. Co-organized with the Council of Canadians – Inverness Chapter.

Wednesday, August 24, 3:00 pm, Sydney, mini-rally, outside the CBRM Civic Centre Stage.  Supported by the AIDS Coalition of Cape Breton.  Separate media release to follow for event.

Buott will be based in Sydney for the three days and will be available for local media.  The Health Network would like to meet with local editors and journalists to provide background information on the Health Accord.

More information on the tour can be found on the Health Network’s blog, http://nscitizenshealthcarenetwork.wordpress.com/ or Twitter account: @NSHealthNetwork.


For more information, or to book interviews, please contact:


Kyle Buott
Office (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.