19 Jul Media Advisory: Health Care Actions During Council of the Federation

Health Care Actions During Council of the Federation


Halifax, NS
– Canada’s Premiers will be arriving in Halifax for the Council of the Federation meetings from July 25-27.  The future of public health care is on the agenda.

The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network, Council of Canadians, and allies, will hold  several events while the premiers are in town to show Canadians are watching and expect action to protect, strengthen and extend public health care.

Wednesday, July 25 – The Council of Canadians and Health Network are partnering with Puppets Ect! to hold our version of a P3 – a Premiers Puppets Parade!

Our message to Canada’s premiers is clear: Don’t be puppets, stand up to Stephen Harper, protect public health care! Our parade starts at 1:00 PM  at the Spring Garden Road Library and we will march to the waterfront.

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/384374604955622/

 

Thursday, July 26 – The Health Network and Council of Canadians host a media conference on our collective vision for Medicare in the future. 9:30 AM aboard the Tall Ship The Mar II.
The premiers are meeting in a hotel on the waterfront.  They have booked every room so there is no space for a media conference.  Instead we’re bringing it to them by parking The Mar II right outside their hotel.  Space is extremely limited on the Tall Ship and advanced tickets will be required.  We have 20 tickets available for free on a first come, first serve basis.  We are encouraging folks who cannot get tickets to attend a mini-rally on the waterfront with signs, noisemakers and bright red Medicare umbrellas.

 

Thursday, July 26 – Megan Leslie MP for Halifax, and Libby Davies, MP for East Vancouver, are hosting a forum on the future of public health care.  7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in room 105 at the Weldon Law Building at Dalhousie University.

 

Friday, July 27 – No public events planned.  There will be national and provincial spokespeople on standby to respond to the first ministers’ communique about their decisions.

 

 

 

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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.