BC Health Coalition

BC Health Coalition

March 31, 2015 11:07 ET

Media Advisory: Communities Across BC Join the National Day of Action for a New Health Accord, Call for Federal Leadership an Health Care

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 31, 2015) - March 31 is the first anniversary of the end of the 2004-2014 Health Accord.

WHAT: Communities, citizens and public health care advocates in BC, and across Canada, are rallying to call attention to the federal government's failure to negotiate a new Health Accord, and its deep cuts to health care funding. Over $36 billion in health care funding cuts are planned after the next election. The groups will call for federal leadership to protect and strengthen public health care.
WHY: The organizations argue that the $36 billion cut to health care creates a pretext for mass privatization. They state that the federal Conservatives' refusal to negotiate a new health accord has lead to the creation of a patchwork of systems and unequal health care across the country.
WHERE: see list below for BC rallies

BC Rallies for National Day of Action for a renegotiated Canada Health Accord

Community Location Start Time
Provincial Rally Vancouver General HospitalSouth side of 12th Ave. beside VGH Energy Centre near Heather St. 2:30 pm
Burnaby 3900 Ingleton Ave. (at Sunset St.) 11:30 am
Campbell River Campbell River General Hospital (corner of Birch St. and 2nd Ave.) 12:00 noon
Castlegar I Talarico Place (709 10th St.) 11:30 am
Castlegar II Castle Wood Village (525 Columbia Ave.) 12:15 pm
Clearwater Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital (640 Park Drive) 2:30 pm
Comox St. Joseph's Hospital (2137 Comox Ave.) 11:30 am
Fort St. John Fort St. John Hospital (8407 112 Ave.) 11:00 am
Kamloops Ponderosa Lodge (425 Columbia St.) 4:00 pm
Kelowna Kelowna General Hospital (2268 Pandosy St.) 11:00 am
Maple Ridge Office of Randy Kamp, MP (22720 Lougheed Hwy.) 11:00 am
Nanaimo Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (1200 Dufferin Cres. main entrance) 12:00 noon
Nelson I Kootenay Lake Hospital (3 View St.) 2:00 pm
Nelson II Jubilee Manor (500 West Beasley Trail) 2:00 pm
Nelson III Nelson Court House (320 Ward St.) 3:00 pm
New Westminster Sapperton Park (220 E. Columbia St. at Sherbrooke St.) 11:30 am
North Vancouver Lions Gate Hospital (231 E. 15th St., Meet at 15th St. entrance) 11:30 am
Oliver Office of Alex Atamanenko, MP (566 Fairview Road) 12:00 noon
100 Mile House Office of Donna Barnett, MLA (7-530 Horse Lake Road) 3:15 pm
Parksville Highway 4 and Despard Barnett, MLA 11:00 am
Penticton Penticton Hospital (550 Carmi Ave.) 11:00 am
Port Alberni West Coast General Hospital (3849 Alberni Hwy) 1:00 pm
Prince George 15th Ave. and Central St. Bypass 12:00 noon
Princeton Veterans' Square (Bridge St. and Vermillion Ave.) 11:00 am
Richmond Office of Alice Wong, MP (360-5951 No 3 Road) 3:30 pm
Salmon Arm Shuswap Lake General Hospital (601 10th St. NE) 1:30 pm
Surrey Surrey Memorial Hospital (West side of King George Blvd. at 96th Ave.) 12:00 noon
Trail I Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (1200 Hospital Bench) 9:00 am
Trail II Rose Wood Village (8125 Devito Dr) 9:45 am
Trail III Columbia View Lodge (2920 Laburnum Dr.) 10:30 am
Vancouver II Children's & Women's Health Centre of B.C. (4480 Oak St., outside by main entrance) 12:00 noon
Vernon Vernon Jubilee Hospital (2101 32nd St.) 4:30 pm
Victoria Begbie Hall (1952 Bay St.) 12:00 noon

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