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Vancouver! A Healthy Society and Upstream launch!

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


The Hive
210 - 128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

Hey Vancouver! Come out to hear Ryan Meili discuss his book, "A Healthy Society: How a Focus on Health can Revive Canadian Democracy"

**The event will also feature Libby Davies, MP for Vancouver East. We're so glad she could join us and offer her insights into how we create a healthier society**

Ryan will also be launching his newest initiative- a movement-building think-tank called Upstream: Institute for a Healthy Society. Come learn more about Upstream, find out ways to get involved, and get to know other folks who think and act upstream. Hope to see you there!

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Public health care forum

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 7:00pm


Mayfair United Church Community Hall
902 - 33rd Street W.
Saskatoon, SK
52° 8' 37.878" N, 106° 40' 58.6956" W

When: September 12th, 2013, at 7pm.

Where: Mayfair United Church Community Hall, 902 - 33rd Street W.


Denise Kouri, Public Policy Consultant.

Guest Panelists:

Libby Davies, MP, Vancouver East & NDP Health Critic.

Ryan Meili, MD, and Author of ‘A Healthy Society’.

Steven Lewis, Health Policy Consultant.


Harper's barely hidden agenda to undermine public health care in Canada

For some time now, opponents to equitable, universal health care have been smearing proponents of Canada's "signature" social program, Medicare, by using a corporate "communications" strategy known as "FUD," which stands for Fear Uncertainty Doubt.

In the U.S, the dynamic played out fairly recently, in response to Michael Moore's film, SICKO. According to Wendell Potter, an American insurance industry whistleblower, the insurance industry, horrified by the poignancy of the documentary, targeted Michael Moore with a "FUD" attack.


Video: A first-aid kit for Canada's health-care system

Will the federal government be stepping away from a 2014 Health Accord? Outside of the July 2013 Conference of the Federation at Niagara-On-The-Lake, Dr. Robert Woollard of Canadian Doctors for Medicare ( presented a First Aid Kit to NDP Deputy Leader and Health Critic, Libby Davies, with the tools to repair the Canadian Health Care system.

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