Tuesday, November 1, 2011

2014 Health Care Accord action preparations

Council of Canadians
November 1, 2011

The Council of Canadians, with pro-public health care allies, is organizing a citizens’ agenda and rally in Halifax, Nova Scotia when the provincial and territorial health ministers will be meeting to discuss the 2014 health care accord, November 24th-25th.

PRESS CONFERENCE on the need to protect, strengthen, and extend Medicare. 

WHEN: November 24th, at 10:00am. WHERE: Location to be announced.
  • Council of Canadians Chairperson, Maude Barlow
  • Canadian Health Coalition National Coordinator, Michael McBane
  • Nova Scotia Citizen’s Health Care Network (NSCHCN) Chair, Kyle Buott
  • Canadian Federation of Nurses Union President, Linda Silas
  • CAW President, Ken Lewenza
  • CLC President, Ken Georgetti
PUBLIC FORUM on the next health care accord

WHEN: November 24th, 6:30pm. WHERE: Saint Andrews Church (corner of Robie & Cobourg, Halifax)
The event, co-hosted by the Council of Canadians and the NSCHCN, will feature a keynote address by Maude Barlow, Chair of the Council of Canadians, followed by short presentations on innovation in the public health care system by health care workers Linda Silas, CFNU and Elizabeth Ballaston, Chairperson of the Health Professionals Secretariat. The remainder of the evening will focus on the creation of a 2014 Citizens’ Agenda where Nova Scotians will advocate for what they want in the next health care accord.

RALLY to protect public health care

WHEN: November 25th, 12pm. WHERE: Victoria Park (Spring Garden Rd and South St)
The rally will take place across the street from the Health Ministers’ meeting. The rally will be to support the call to protect, strengthen and extend Medicare in the 2014 health care accord.
For More Information:

Adrienne Silnicki, Health Campaigner, Council of Canadians, 902.422.7811, asilnicki@canadians.org
Dylan Penner, Media Officer, Council of Canadians, 613.795.8685, dpenner@canadians.org
Twitter: @CouncilOfCDNs, #2014HealthAccord

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