In December 2011, the federal government announced that it would cut $31 billion from public health care by 2024 effectively downloading much of the responsibility for health care onto the provinces and territories. After that announcement, the federal government walked away from the 2014 Health Accord negotiating table.
Without a 2014 Health Accord, it is unlikely that we will be able to protect, strengthen, and extend public health care. Canadians need to act now to protect public health care by demanding that Harper return to the negotiating table. Otherwise, it will be every province for itself and many of us simply can’t afford it.
Come participate in the National Day of Action!
Please participate by joining us to partake in a human formation – we will be forming a giant red umbrella for Medicare (we’re covered).
This event will happen one week before the premiers of every province and territory will meet in Victoria to discuss what their next step will be for the 2014 Health Accord. We need to send the premiers to this meeting with a strong mandate from their constituents to protect public health care by standing up against cuts.
The Ontario Health Coalition, The Council of Canadians and Canadian Doctors for Medicare are joining forces with other provincial coalitions across Canada to encourage the premiers to call Harper back to the 2014 negotiating table.
In British Columbia: