25 Sep Press Conference Sept 29th, 1pm

Biggest Threat to Medicare - Dr. Day Legal Case Patients and public health care advocates call for care based on need, not ability to pay, as private clinic owner Dr. Brian Day and the province of British Columbia seek a settlement outside of the court to a constitutional challenge to Canadian public health care. Lawyer Steven Shrybman, counsel for the interveners BC Health Coalition and Canadian Doctors for Medicare, will be available via Skype for a high level briefing and update on the case.   What: Update and high level briefing on the court challenge to public health care Where: 2103 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS When: Monday September...

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17 Jun Press Release: Doctors, Community Members File Complaint against College of Physicians

Halifax, N.S. – Doctors and supporters of public health care held an information picket Tuesday morning at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia. Protestors gathered in front of the Bayers Road office to pass out leaflets and to file a formal complaint against the College. The picket was organized by the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network in response to the College’s recent decision to prepare to regulate private health care. “As a doctor, I’m deeply concerned by the college’s direction” said Timothy Bood, an emergency room physician and member of the Health Network. “Decades of research has...

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16 Jun Media Advisory: June 17th: Doctors, Supporters Picket College of Physicians

Photo opportunity: Doctors, community members to picket NS College of Physicians & Surgeons, file formal complaint Halifax, NS – Doctors, health workers and community members are outraged that the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons is preparing to accept and regulate private health care. At their recent annual general meeting, the College announced that is preparing for private delivery as part of its strategic direction. Public health supporters are concerned by the move; by trying to regulate privatization, the College is deeming private clinics safe when decades of research show otherwise. It also accepts and legitimizes the role of private clinics,...

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28 Mar Advisory – National Day of Action in 43 Communities Launches Health Accord Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Halifax, NS. – On Monday, March 31, 43 communities across Canada are sounding the alarm that public health care is under attack. The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network is holding events in Halifax and Bridgewater as part of a national day of action to launch a campaign for new a Health Accord. The rallies will take place at noon and at Victoria Park in Halifax, and in front of MP Gerald Keddy’s office in Bridgewater. The Health Accord is an agreement between the provinces, territories and federal government. It provides stable federal funding and sets national standards and...

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28 Feb Statement on Northwood Home Support Workers Strike & Essential Services – 28/02/2014

Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network is disappointed an agreement could not be reached between members of NSGEU Local 34 and their employer, Northwood. 450 home support workers from Local 34 walked out on strike this morning, Friday, at 8am. The Health Network stands for universal public health care services that meets the needs of all Nova Scotians from cradle to grave. Public health care should cover the spectrum of continuing care, especially for home care and home support services. “Nova Scotia is in desperate need of increased supports and services in home care” said James Hutt,...

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26 Feb Media Release: Press Conference Calls for Health Minister’s Apology

For immediate release   Community Groups, Patients call for Apology from Health Minster Halifax, NS – Health workers, patients, social workers and community members held a press conference today to respond to recent controversial comments by Health Minister Leo Glavine. The press conference, organized by the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network, called for an apology from the Minister. The Minister published an opinion article in the King’s County Register on Feb 6. In it, Glavine wrote that health is an individual responsibility and suggested that those who do not eat well or exercise are abusing public health care. “The Minister’s comments are not...

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