23 Aug Aug 23/11 – Media Release: Tour in Inverness
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
For Immediate Release
August 23, 2011
Health Network Tour Arrives in Inverness
Sydney, NS – The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network’s summer tour arrives in Inverness today with stops planned in Baddeck and Cheticamp as well. The Health Network is working to raise awareness’ around the coming 2014 Health Accord.
“Our message is very simple,” 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, extend Medicare to include pharmacare and long-term care.”
The Health Network is organizing an information picket at 12:00 noon outside the post office in Inverness. This action is co-sponsored by the Council of Canadians – Inverness Chapter.
On Wednesday, the Health Network will be in Sydney for a mini-rally at 3:00 pm outside the CBRM Civic Centre near the Sydney boardwalk.
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For more information 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.