BC Health Coalition

BC Health Coalition

July 17, 2012 12:38 ET

National Day of Action for a 2014 Health Accord: British Columbians to Stand Together for the Future of Public Health Care

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 17, 2012) - Public health care advocates and concerned citizens around B.C. are joining together with communities across Canada to call for a new ten-year Health Accord that meets the needs of all Canadians.

The groups are concerned that federal government is turning its back on health care at a time when elected leaders should be working build a caring future for Canada. In December 2011, the federal government announced that it would cut the health transfers to the provinces by up to 50 per cent beginning in 2016.

The current federal-provincial-territorial agreement on health care will end in 2014 and the federal government has walked away from the negotiating table with the provinces before negotiations have even started.

The National Day of Action comes in advance of the July 25-27 Council of the Federation meeting in Halifax, where the premiers will be discussing health care. Advocates will be calling on premiers to join together with people across Canada in calling for a new Health Accord.

What: National Day of Action for a 2014 Health Accord
When: Wednesday, July 18 (times vary - see list of communities below)
Where: Vancouver, Victoria, Campbell River, Sechelt, Kelowna, Kamloops, Nelson
Who: Public health care advocates and concerned citizens
Visual: Red umbrella flash mobs that symbolize Medicare's universal coverage

BC Actions - National Day of Action for 2014 Health Accord

12:00 Noon
Vancouver Art Gallery - South Steps
Contact: Lew MacDonald - BCHC Coordinator
Phone: 604-787-6541
Email: lew@bchealthcoalition.ca
12:00 Noon
BC Legislature - Corner of Belleville and Menzies
Contact: Wendy Strong
Phone: 250-661-1174
Email: wstrong@shaw.ca
Campbell River
12:00 Noon
Spirit Square
Contact: Rich Hagensen
Phone: 250-286-3019
Email: surfdust@telus.net
3:30 - 5:30pm
St Mary's Hospital
5544 Sunshine Coast Hwy
Contact: Jef Keighley
Phone: 778-999-1950
Email: keighley@dccnet.com
12:00 Noon
Ponderosa Lodge
425 Columbia Street
Contact: Anita Strong
Phone: 250-375-2241
Email: cgarden@mail.ocis.net
Capri Mall (Ron Cannan's office (near Kettle Valley coffee)
Contact: Karen Abramsen
Phone: 250-212-2999
Email: kareneh@silk.net
Baker Street Market
Pegasis McGauley
Phone: 250-229-4223
Email: sencoord@netidea.com

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