20 Feb Feb 20/12 – Media Release: Berwick Town Hall

Monday, 20 February 2012

For Immediate Release
February 20, 2012

Berwick Town Hall on Tuesday, Feb 21

Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network will hold a town hall on the 2014 Health Accord in Berwick on Tuesday, February 21st from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Berwick Fire Hall, 300 Commercial St. This event was initially scheduled for February 1st, but was cancelled due to weather conditions.

“The meeting is designed to provide people with some information about the 2014 Health Accord negotiations that are ongoing,” says Kyle Buott, Coordinator of the Health Network. “The federal government announced they will be reducing funding for public health care after 2017 – this is a call to action.”

Buott will provide an overview of the 2014 Health Accord and answer questions. The public will then be invited to provide feedback and give input into a People’s Agenda for 2014.

“People should be very concerned about the impact of federal cuts to funding for public health care, there could be significant effects on patients in a province like Nova Scotia,” says Buott.

This will be the seventh town hall organized on the Accord by the Health Network.

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For more information or to arrange interviews please contact:

Kyle Buott


Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network

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.