Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

November 28, 2014 06:30 ET

Media Advisory/Protect, strengthen and expand health care; town hall meetings in Newfoundland & Labrador

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwired - Nov. 28, 2014) - Newfoundland and Labrador is facing a $491 million 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 Newfoundland and Labrador.

Next week in St. John's and Corner Brook, the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Public Employees are hosting town hall meetings to discuss what these cuts will mean for Newfoundland and Labrador, 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 Halls

Why we need a new Health Accord

St. John's

When: Monday, December 1, 2014
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Hall at St. Teresa's
120 Mundy Pond Road
St. John's, NL

Corner Brook

When: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Greenwood Inn
48 West St.
Corner Brook, NL
Who: Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians
Paul Moist, National President of CUPE
Kathleen Connors, former Chair of the Canadian Health Coalition (St. John's)

Media are invited to attend

Contact Information

  • Greg Taylor
    CUPE Media Relations
    613 818-0067
    gtaylor@cupe.ca

    John McCraken
    CUPE Communications Representative
    902 880-8057

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