Ontario Health Coalition

Ontario Health Coalition

November 29, 2006 12:18 ET

MAUDE BARLOW & NAOMI KLEIN SPEAK IN TORONTO DEC 1 ON MEDICARE

Attention: Assignment Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 29, 2006) - Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, and Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist and author, will be speaking in Toronto at "Rising Up! Reports on Social Movements and Defending Medicare" this Friday, December 1st. The event is taking place at St. Andrew's Church at 7:00 pm.

Also speaking are Ana Gladys of the El Salvadorean Citizen's Network of Ontario and Natalie Mehra, director of the Ontario Health Coalition. The event is part of a series of over thirty major town halls across the country that, under the banner Medicare Works!, is sounding the alarm about the gathering threat to public health care.

"At the national level the Harper government is not protecting equal access to health care and enforcing the Canada Health Act. At the provincial level, we need to stop the for-profit privatization of hospital services, homecare and new nursing homes. The future of our health system relies on protection of our non-profit public services. We simply can't afford private two-tier health care," said Natalie Mehra, director of the Ontario Health Coalition."

WHEN: Friday December 1st, 2006 at 7 pm

WHERE: St. Andrew's Church, across from Roy Thompson Hall at King & Simcoe Sts.

WHAT: Toronto event of a series of over thirty major town halls across the country, sounding the alarm about the gathering threat to single-tier, public Medicare.

WHO: Maude Barlow, National Chair person of the Council of Canadians; Naomi Klein, Journalist and author; Natalie Mehra, Director of the Ontario Health Coalition; and Ana Gladys, El Salvadorian Citizen's Network of Ontario
IN: HEALTH, LABOUR, MEDIA, POLITICS, OTHER

Contact Information

  • Natalie Mehra, Director of the Ontario Health Coalition
    Primary Phone: 416-441-2502