Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

September 12, 2014 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: Protect, strengthen and expand health care; town hall meeting in Sault Ste. Marie

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 12, 2014) - Ontario is facing a $14 billion cut to health care funding by the federal government over the next ten years. By refusing to sign a new health accord with the provinces, the federal government is abandoning its responsibility to protect quality public health care services for all Ontarians.

Next week in Sault Ste. Marie, the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Public Employees are hosting a town hall meeting to discuss what these cuts will mean for Ontarians, and what can be done to support public solutions to make our health care stronger for all Canadians.

Protect, Strengthen and Expand Health Care Town Hall
Why we need a new Health Accord

Who: Maude Barlow
National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians
Paul Moist
National President of CUPE
Cathy Syrette
Executive director of the Sault Ste. Marie Indian Friendship Centre
When: Thursday, September 18
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Delta Waterfront Hotel and Conference Centre
208 St. Mary's River Drive
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Media are invited to attend.

Contact Information

  • Willy Blomme
    CUPE Media Relations
    613-237-1590 ext. 267
    wblomme@cupe.ca

    Andrea Addario
    CUPE ON Communications
    416 738-4329

    Sujata Dey
    Media Officer
    Council of Canadians
    613 796-7724
    sdey@canadians.org