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September 16, 2013 |
An arbitrator has ruled that a Parksville nurse was unjustly disciplined by her employer for speaking out on the state of seniors’ care at a public meeting last year.
David J. Climenhaga

70-plus AHS VPs over the side: Alberta doesn't reinvent the health-care system … sort of

| September 11, 2013

Public health care forum

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 7:00pm

Location

Mayfair United Church Community Hall
902 - 33rd Street W.
Saskatoon, SK
Canada
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.

Moderator:

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.

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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 (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.

Rally calls on premiers and Harper government to protect public health care

A rally of civil society and public health care supporters at Niagara-on-the-Lake earlier this week. (Photo: Kim Elliott)

Related rabble.ca story:

Video: Rally to renew Canada's Health Accord

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.

Premiers: Tell Harper Canadians need a National Health Accord

| July 26, 2013

Canadian Premiers need to make health care a priority

| July 25, 2013

We need a federal government that will vigorously protect public health care in Canada

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.

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