08 Nov Nov 8/11 – Public Service Announcement: Town Halls in Sydney and Halifax

Tuesday, 08 November 2011

Public Service Announcement
Nov 8, 2011

 Health Network to hold Town Halls in Sydney and Halifax


The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network is holding a series of town hall meetings across Nova Scotia this fall.  The goal of the town halls is to raise awareness about the 2014 Health Accord and the campaign to Protect, Strengthen and Extend Medicare.

Town hall dates have been confirmed for Sydney and Halifax.


Tuesday, November 15, 6:30 pm
St Andrew’s Church
40 Bentinck St

Thursday, November 24, 6:30 pm
St Andrew’s United Church
6063 Coburg Rd (Corner of Robie and Coburg)

The Halifax event is co-sponsored by the Council of Canadians and will feature Maude Barlow as the keynote speaker. Barlow is an author, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, and internationally acclaimed activist.

The Sydney event is co-sponsored by the AIDS Coalition of Cape Breton and the Cape Breton District Labour Council.

Each event will include a handful of speakers, a short question and answer period and then break out groups to develop a People’s Agenda for the 2014 Health Accord.  The public is invited to attend and provide feedback on what issues are important leading into the 2014 Health Accord.  The first town hall was held in Yarmouth and events are being scheduled for the Valley and the South Shore.

For more information please contact: Kyle Buott, Coordinator, Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network, (902) 406-9422.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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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.