01 May Media Advisory: 16 Communities to Participate in Day of Action

Thursday, 01 May 2008

16 Communities in NS to participate in National Day of Action

The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network is pleased to invite the media and the public to attend one or more of 16 information pickets being held around the province on Saturday, May 3rd, as part of a National Day of Action to bring existing private, for-profit health clinics into the public health care system.

Information pickets, calling on the government to bring Scotia Surgery Inc. and the private, for-profit MRI clinic into the public health care system are being held in the following locations:

1. Yarmouth – Richard Hurlburt’s Constituency Office, 368 Main St, Yarmouth at 1:00 pm
2. Shelburne – In front of Sobey’s on King St, Shelburne, 10:00 am
3. Liverpool – In front of Post Office, Main St, Liverpool, 12:00 noon
4. Bridgewater – In front of Bridgewater Mall, Lahave St, Bridgewater, 11:00 am
5. Mahone Bay – In front of Save Easy, Main St, Mahone Bay, 9:30 am
6. Lunenburg – In Front of Save Easy, Main St, Lunenburg, 9:30 am
7. Wolfville – In front of Just Us!, Main St, Wolfville, 1:00 pm
8. Kentville – Central Court bandstand, Kentville, 1:00 pm
9. New Minas – In front of Sobey’s, Commercial St, 1:00 pm
10. Halifax – Spring Garden Road Library, 10:00 am
11. *Dartmouth – Meet at NSCC Waterfront Campus, 2:00 pm, Dartmouth, a March and Rally will start shortly thereafter
12. Tatamagouche – In front of the Farmer’s Market, Tatamagouche, 10:30 am
13. Pictou – In Front of Sobey’s, Pictou, 1:00
14. **Stellarton – NSCC, Acadia Ave, during the Passport to Health Fair, 1:00 pm (Pictou County Women’s Centre table)
15. New Glasgow – Pat Dun’s Constituency Office, 138 Campbell St, New Glasgow, 1:00 pm
16. Inverness – In front of the Shern Co-Op, Central Ave, Inverness, 3:30 pm

* In Dartmouth, the Council of Canadians and Health Network will hold a March and Rally at Scotia Surgery Inc.
** In Stellerton, Network members and volunteers will leaflet the Passport to Health Fair, leaflets will also be available at the Pictou County Womens’ Centre’s table

For local contacts in each community please call our provincial office.

For more information please contact:

Kyle Buott
Coordinator
Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network
Work – (902) 406-9422
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.