02 Oct Media Advisory: 8 Communities to participate in Day of Action

Thursday, 02 October 2008

8 Nova Scotian communities to participate in Day of Action
“Health Care for People, Not for Profit!”

In the middle of the Federal election campaign, 8 communities in Nova Scotia have answered a call from the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network to participate in a Day of Action against the privatization of the public health care system.

Health Network activists will decorate the downtown cores of targeted communities with ribbons that say “VOTE MEDICARE: Health Care for People, Not for Profit”.

In Halifax, the Health Network will participate in the national launch of an exhaustive report, over 150 pages, documenting every private clinic in the country and all of the violations of the Canada Health Act that are occurring.

Actions will take place in:

Halifax – 10:00 am, corner of Lacewood and Dunbrack, activists will decorate the area with the ribbons and hand them out to motorists at this intersection. We will also be holding a press conference to release our new national report on private clinics. Organized by the Health Network.  Contact: Kyle Buott, Coordinator of the Health Network, 478-0239.

Tatamagouche
– 1:30 pm, Starting in front of the Foodland in Tatamagouche.  Activists will decorate the main street with the ribbons and hand them out to individuals.  Organized by the North Shore Citizens’ Health Committee.  Contact: Judy Davis at (902) 657-3371.

Truro – Location and time TBA. Organized by the Health Network and CUPE NS.  Contact: Danny Cavanaugh, President of CUPE NS at (902) 957-0822

Antigonish – 4:00 pm, Starting at the Town Hall.  Activists will decorate the main street with the ribbons.  Organized by the Health Network.  Contact: Heather Napier at (902)  971-0428

Glace Bay – 10:00 am, Starting at the Glace Bay Heritage Museum, 14 McKeen St.  Activists will decorate the downtown core with the ribbons.  Organized by the Health Network.  Contact: Suzanne MacNeil at (902) 849-0451

New Glasgow
– 12:00 noon on Provost St in New Glasgow.  Organized by the Pictou County Citizens’ Health Committee.  Contact: John Atwater at (902) 759-8068

Yarmouth
– 11:00 am, Starting at the Tri-County Women’s Centre.  Organized by the Yarmouth County Citizens’ Health Committee.  Contact: Bernadette MacDonald at (902) 742-0085

Wolfville – 11:00 am, Starting in front of the Just Us in Wolfville.  Organized by the Kings-Hants Citizens’ Health Committee.  Contact: Margaret Witney at (902) 542-0631