When: September 12th, 2013, at 7pm.
Where: Mayfair United Church Community Hall, 902 - 33rd Street W.
Denise Kouri, Public Policy Consultant.
Libby Davies, MP, Vancouver East & NDP Health Critic.
Ryan Meili, MD, and Author of ‘A Healthy Society’.
Steven Lewis, Health Policy Consultant.
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.
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 (http://www.canadiandoctorsformedicare.ca/) presented a First Aid Kit to NDP Deputy Leader and Health Critic, Libby Davies, with the tools to repair the Canadian Health Care system.
Related rabble.ca story:
A video from the rally to renew Canada's Health Accord at the Council of the Federation meeting in Niagara-on-the-Lake this week, from the Ontario Federation of Labour.
In order to ensure that all Canadians receive the same high-quality, publicly delivered health care in every community across the country, provincial and territorial governments need stable and adequate funding from the federal government.
When Canada's premiers meet for the annual Council of the Federation this week, the future of health care is a critical item on the agenda.