The Council of Canadians London chapter joined with allies yesterday to protest in front of Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Deb Matthews' constituency office. They were there to demand that she stop the the proposed closure of birthing and other obstetrical services at the Leamington District Memorial Hospital.
"Election 2015 will be about many things, including the state of Medicare and our federal commitment to public health care. Our Health Accord Campaign showed us that Canadians care about public health care. It is a priority worth fighting for."
Council of Canadians vice-chairperson Leo Broderick -- along with representatives from the PEI Health Coalition, the PEI Seniors’ Secretariat, the National Pensioners Federation, Unifor and the Canadian Health Coalition, as well as a community health worker -- recently wrote to Conservative MP Gail Shea, the Harper government's regional minister for PEI.
Various so-called 'free trade' agreements are taking aim at the advancement of health care for all.
The Council of Canadians Windsor-Essex chapter is opposing the plan to close the obstetrics unit - that delivers 300 babies a year - at the Leamington District Memorial Hospital. They are encouraging people to attend a public meeting on Tuesday January 20 at 7 pm on the issue.