31 Jan Media Release: Network and Council of Canadians to launch Best Kept Secret Campaign

Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Health Network and Council of Canadians launch Best Kept Secret Campaign

Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network is pleased to partner with the Council of Canadians to launch the Atlantic portion of the Best Kept Secret campaign.

Guy Caron, Health Care Campaigner for the Council of Canadians will be in Halifax on Monday February 4th, to do a media conference with Kyle Buott, Coordinator of the Health Network, to release the Council of Canadians new 60-page guide to why Public Health Care gives Canadian businesses a competitive advantage in the global economy.

The media conference will take place at Outside the Lines bookstore, 6297 Quinpool Road, at 11:00 am, Monday, February 4th.

“Public health care gives Canadian businesses a competitive advantage over their counterparts in the United States,” says Guy Caron, Health Care Campaigner with the Council of Canadians. “The push towards privatization threatens that advantage.”

“In Nova Scotia, our government continues its push towards private, for-profit delivery of health care services, this campaign will shed some light on why public health care is good for the economy,” says Kyle Buott, Coordinator of the Health Network. “It is another example of why this government is out of touch with Nova Scotians and with reality.”

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For more information, or to arrange an interview with Guy Caron, 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 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.

About the Council of Canadians:

Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians is Canada’s largest citizens’ organization, with members and chapters across the country. We work to protect Canadian independence by promoting progressive policies on fair trade, clean water, energy security, public health care, and other issues of social and economic concern to Canadians.

We develop creative campaigns to put some of the country’s most important issues into the spotlight. We work with a network of over 70 volunteer chapters to organize speaking tours, days of action, conferences and demonstrations. We also produce research reports, create popular materials, and work with individuals and organizations across the country and around the world. We do all of this to ensure that governments know the kind of Canada we want.

The Council does not accept money from corporations or governments, and is sustained entirely by the volunteer energy and financial assistance of its members.