12 Aug All-Candidates Debate and AGM Sept. 20

When: September 20, 2015 Where: Best Western Bridgewater, 527 Highway 10 Exit 12 Annual General Meeting: 10am-12pm All-Candidates Debate: 1pm-2.30pm The Nova Scotia Health Coalition is hosting an All-Candidates debate on health and inequality with Federal election candidates running in South Shore-St. Margaret's. This debate is free for all to attend! This debate focuses on key health care issues, such as a national drug plan, seniors care, a new health accord, eliminating poverty, as well as health care for refugees. The event will be moderated by Dave Stephens, the News Director at Lighthouse Now! The debate will follow our Annual General Meeting. To RSVP for the AGM please send...

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22 Jun Stand up for Progress National Tour comes to Halifax

The Broadbent Institute’s Stand up for Progress National Tour featuring Harry Leslie Smith is coming to Halifax. Smith is the author of the acclaimed book, Harry’s Last Stand: How the World My Generation Built is Falling Down, and What We Can Do to Save it, and at 92, he’s Canada’s oldest rebel inspiring the next generation of activists. Smith survived the Great Depression and fought in the Second World War for the United Kingdom. After the war, immigrated to Canada and contributed to the expansion of the welfare state. On the eve of the federal election, the veteran will be in Halifax to talk...

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10 Jun Yarmouth Townhall Meeting on Changes to Homecare

The Nova Scotia Health Citizens’ Health Care Network is holding a town hall meeting in Yarmouth on the future home care and inviting local participation. The sixth of a series of 7 town-hall meetings kicks off at 6:30pm on Monday, June 15th at the Rodd Grand Yarmouth Hotel. “The government has proposed privatizing home care with absolutely no consultation” said James Hutt, Provincial Coordinator of the Health Network. “We’ve launched this tour to bring people together to discuss how these changes will impact them and to think about what else the government should do to ensure patients get the care they...

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10 Jun Valley Townhall Meeting on Changes to Home Care

  The Nova Scotia Health Citizens’ Health Care Network is holding a town hall meeting in Kingston on the future home care and inviting local participation. The seventh and final of a series of 7 town-hall meetings kicks off at 6:30pm on Tuesday, June 16th at the Kingston Lions Club. “The government has proposed privatizing home care with absolutely no consultation” said James Hutt, Provincial Coordinator of the Health Network. “We’ve launched this tour to bring people together to discuss how these changes will impact them and to think about what else the government should do to ensure patients get the care...

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06 May Province Wide Day of Action on Home Care Today at Noon

Note: Truro location postponed MEDIA ADVISORY “Dish Towel Demos” Halifax (May 6/15) The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network is organizing rallies outside 9 MLA offices around the province on Wednesday at noon. Patients, concerned citizens and health professionals will call on the Liberal government to reject competitive bidding in home care and instead move to protect care and caregivers. Health Minister Leo Glavine has said he does not believe “home support workers should be paid $18 an hour to wash dishes.” Demonstrators will bring dish towels to clear up Glavine’s misconceptions, and to ‘clean up’ the mess he’s making in home care. They’ll...

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30 Apr Provincial Day of Action: Keep the Heart in Home Care

At noon on Wednesday, May 6, we're hosting a province wide day of action. We're targeting 9 MLA's around the province and calling on them to keep the heart in home care. Join us and tell your local MLA to  "Protect care & caregivers!" #CareforHomeCare Locations (All at 12pm noon):  Amherst Liberal MLA Terrry Farrell's office, 10b Havelock Street https://www.facebook.com/events/1592184271051378/ Antigonish Liberal Randy Delorey's Office, 155 Main Street Bridgewater Liberal  Mark Furey's office, 425 King Street https://www.facebook.com/events/1409754502679645/ Glace Bay Liberal Geoff MacLellan's office, Peoples Mall 219 Commercial Street https://www.facebook.com/events/978440412175725/ Halifax  1) Liberal MLA Joachim Stroink's office 6270 Quinpool Road 2)  Finance Minister Diana Whalen's office 287 Lacewood Drive Kingston  Health Minister Leo Glavine's office, GW Sampson Building 694 Main Street New Glasgow PC Tim Houston's office 2042 Queen Street Westville https://www.facebook.com/events/439700826206948/ Yarmouth Liberal Zach Churchill's office, 396...

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