25 Sep Press Conference Sept 29th, 1pm

Biggest Threat to Medicare – Dr. Day Legal Case

Patients and public health care advocates call for care based on need, not ability to pay, as private clinic owner Dr. Brian Day and the province of British Columbia seek a settlement outside of the court to a constitutional challenge to Canadian public health care. Lawyer Steven Shrybman, counsel for the interveners BC Health Coalition and Canadian Doctors for Medicare, will be available via Skype for a high level briefing and update on the case.

 

What: Update and high level briefing on the court challenge to public health care

Where: 2103 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS

When: Monday September 29th, 2014. Time: 1pm

Who: Steven Shrybman, counsel for the interveners BC Health Coalition and Canadian Doctors for Medicare, partner in the law firm of Sack, Goldblatt and Mitchell;

Dr. Monika Dutt, Chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare and Adjunct Faculty with Cape Breton University, public health specialist and family physician in Cape Breton;

James Hutt, Provincial Coordinator of the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network; and

Olga Milosevich, a patient to talk about her experience.

 

For more on this historic case, see:

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/04/25/bc_supreme_court_case_biggest_threat_to_medicare_in_this_generation.html

http://www.bchealthcoalition.ca/what-you-can-do/protect-medicare

 

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For more information about the press conference, contact:

James Hutt

Provincial Coordinator

Nova Scotia Citizen’s Health Care Network

(Office) 406-9422

(Mobile) 222-1186

James at NSHealthCoalition.ca