30 Sep Media Advisory: Health Network to Grade Party Platforms

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September 30, 2013

Health Network to Grade Parties’ Health Care Platforms

The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network is hosting a press conference on Thursday, October 3rd, to announce the group’s rating of each political party’s positions related to public health care.

Thursday, October 3rd
11am
Joanna B. Oosterveld Centre
2
103 Gottingen Street

Ratings are based on details in the respective platforms as well as responses to a questionnaire the Network distributed to each party at the beginning of the current campaign. Members of the Health Network will be joined by the chair and the new Executive Director of the North End Community Clinic.

The Network is encouraging voters to consider the needs and challenges in the health care system and vote based on which parties and candidates will protect, strengthen, and extend public health care.

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For more information, contact:

James Hutt
Provincial Coordinator
Nova Scotia Citizen’s Health Care Network
(Office) 406-9422
(Mobile) 222-1186
james@nshealthcoalition.ca

 

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, women’s organizations, students, and individuals dedicated to protecting and extending public health care to include services like pharmacare, dental care, long-term care, mental health care and home care.

The Network is political but non-partisan and receives no government funding.