22 Jun June 22/12 – Media Release: Day of Action on June 23
Health Network Holding Day of Action on Saturday, June 23
Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Citizen’s Health Care Network is organizing a Day of Action on Saturday, June 23rd. Supporters of public health care will be engaging the public by handing out literature about the 2014 Health Accord and the need to resist Stephen Harper’s $31 billion dollar cuts to public health care.
“After decades of underfunding, Canadians are not satisfied with the status quo in health care,” says Kyle Buott, Provincial Coordinator of the Health Network. “Cuts this massive will only make things worse.”
Provincial and Territorial First Ministers are meeting in Halifax July 23-25 to discuss the 2014 Health Accord. The Health Network will be organizing actions around these dates to let the politicians know the people are watching.
On the Day of Action, small teams of people will be handing out literature at farmers markets and bus terminals across HRM. The planned sites are as follows:
Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market: 9:30am – 10:30am
Dartmouth Farmer’s Market: 9:30 – 10:30am
Bridge Bus Terminal: 10am – 11am
Lacewood Bus Terminal: 10am – 11am
“Canadians are against Harper’s cuts and against creeping privatization,” says Lee Seymour, Chairperson of the Health Network. “Public-sector solutions are needed to protect, strengthen, and extend public health care. We are sending a clear message to our political leaders that real action is needed.”
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For more information please contact:
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.