With the great distance between communities across all the three territories, the provision of appropriate health services is a big issue for many people. Add to that, the lack of long term qualified staff and the North's health services sometimes just barely reach Canadian standards... so when Ms. Davies brought her Canadian Public Health Forum to Yellowknife... I wanted to attend. Knowing that only a few people from the North would be able to attend, I brought my video camera with me so others could participate.. at least in a second hand, digital kind of way...
Below is an embed of Ms. Davies' introduction to the afternoon... and this link will let you see all of the five videos.
If you wish to look at the individual videos, use these links...
Part 01: Introduction of NDP Health Critic Libby Davies MP Vancouver East & her opening remarks. 26 min
Part 02: NWT Chief Medical Officer, Dr Andre Corriveau 11 min
Part 03: Sandra Lockhart speaks on Northern health issues from a First Nations perspective. 26 min
Part 04: Ben McDonald's presentation from the perspective of Alternatives North. 13 min
Part 05: Questions and comments from the audience. 60 min
Thank you for reading this story...
More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all. But media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our only supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help.
If everyone who visits rabble and likes it chipped in a couple of dollars per month, our future would be much more secure and we could do much more: like the things our readers tell us they want to see more of: more staff reporters and more work to complete the upgrade of our website.
We’re asking if you could make a donation, right now, to set rabble on solid footing in 2017.