On Monday, the Council of Canadians participated in coordinated media conferences in Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax to express concern about the future of public health care in Canada as the British Columbia government seeks an out of court settlement with Dr. Brian Day. Last Friday, Council of Canadians Board member Leo Broderick spoke at a similar media conference in Charlottetown.
Today, health coalitions from across Canada are holding press conferences and a day of action to highlight the substantial implications and the threat to universal public health care that the current court case regarding the for-profit Cambie Surgical Centre, and its co-owner Dr. Brian Day, has for all of us.
The Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Public Employees hosted a town hall meeting on public health care tonight in Sault Ste. Marie. The gathering featured Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow, CUPE president Paul Moist, and Cathy Syrette, the executive director of the Sault Ste. Marie Indian Friendship Centre.
The Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Public Employees hosted a town hall meeting last night in Oshawa to discuss the $14 billion cut to health care funding in Ontario over the next ten years by the Harper government. The gathering featured Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow, CUPE president Paul Moist, and Ontario Health Coalition coordinator Natalie Mehra.