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.
Earlier this month we finished up the last set of stops on the Save Our Health Care tour. This Campaign to protect, strengthen and expand public health care held 16 town halls across the country from coast to coast.
Peterborough Health Coalition chairperson (and Council of Canadians Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter activist) Roy Brady says the community needs more control over the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) given a $57 million discrepancy in its books.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow has tweeted a Toronto Star article that reports the gap between rich and poor Canadians is greater than most people think. It is likely that the impact of this wealth disparity on our health is also greater than most people realize too.
If it is "very clear" to Newfoundland and Labrador premier Paul Davis that "we cannot trust Stephen Harper, cannot trust this government" on the matter of the fisheries fund, then perhaps all premiers should be questioning another promise Harper made in order to secure their support for the Canada-European 'free trade' agreement.