21 Nov Nov 21/11 – Media Advisory: Town Hall and Rally

Monday, 21 November 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY

Nov 21, 2011

Town Hall on 2014 Health Accord, Featuring Maude Barlow

The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network and the Council of Canadians are pleased to present Maude Barlow, Author, Activist, and National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians for a keynote address on the 2014 Health Accord.  On Nov 24 and 25, provincial health ministers from across Canada will be meeting in Halifax to begin negotiations on the 2014 Health Accord.

Barlow will speak at a town hall meeting on Thursday, Nov 24 at St Andrew’s United Church Hall, 6063 Coburg Road in Halifax.  Doors open at 6:00 pm and the event begins at 6:30 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.

Barlow will be joined by four panellists and followed by break-out groups to create a people‘s agenda for the 2014 Health Accord.  The public is encouraged to attend and provide feedback on their priorities for public health care in 2014.

The other four panellists include:

Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses’ Unions

Elisabeth Ballermann, Co-Chair of the Canadian Health Professionals Secretariat

Bill Swan, a patient

Kyle Buott, Coordinator, Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network

This town hall is the third in a series of town halls being organized by the Health Network.  The first two were held in Yarmouth and Sydney and more are being planned for the South Shore, Valley and in Pictou County.

There will also be a rally at 12:00 noon on Friday, Nov 25 at Victoria Park.

 

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For more information please contact:
Kyle Buott

Coordinator

Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network

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.