Health Care activists from the Nova Scotia Citzens' Health Care Network and the Council of Canadians gather to deliver a message to Nova Scotia's provincial government in advance of the health ministers meetings in Halifax in late September.
Nova Scotia NDP MLA Howard Epstein receives the message on behalf of the provincial government and the Health Minister.
Sir Michael Marmot delivers a keynote address on 'Fair society, healthy lives' to the annual general council meeting of the Canadian Medical Association in Yellowknife.
The CMA says physicians are finding it "particularly worrisome" that a widening gap in health status appears to be separating Canadians in different income brackets.
"When it comes to the well-being of Canadians, the old saying that wealth equals health continues to ring true," CMA President John Haggie commented as the CMA released poll results that were used to compile its 2012 National Report Card on Canada's health care system.