17 Jan Jan 17/12 – Public Service Announcement: Four Town Halls Planned

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Town Halls in Bridgewater, Truro, Berwick and Tatamagouche on 2014 Health Accord

 

The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network invites the public to attend several town hall forum on the 2014 Health Accord in Bridgewater, Truro, Berwick and Tatamagouche.

The Health Accord is a negotiated agreement between the provincial, territorial and federal governments on funding for public health care into the future.  The federal government has announced they will be unilaterally reducing funding for public health care after 2017, with major implications for our province.

BRIDGEWATER TOWNHALL

Where: Girl Guide Cabin, 93 Dominion Street in Bridgewater
When: Thursday, January 19, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

 

TRURO TOWNHALL

Where: Best Western Glengarry in Truro
When: Thursday, January 26th, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

 

BERWICK TOWNHALL

Where: Berwick Fire Hall
When: Wednesday, February 1st, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

 

 TATMAGOUCHE TOWNHALL

Where: Tatamagouche Fire Hall
When: Monday, February 13th, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

 

The public is invited to attend to learn more about the 2014 Health Accord and the campaign to Protect, Strengthen and Extend Medicare.  Folks will also be encouraged to give their feedback on what public health care should look like in the future.

These events are free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. These are the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh events in a series of town halls being held across the province. Town halls have previously been held in Yarmouth, Sydney and Halifax.

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For more information please contact:

Kyle Buott

Coordinator

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.