|By Marketwired .||
|March 28, 2014 06:00 AM EDT||
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/28/14 -- The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) will launch a national day of action March 31st to kick off a campaign for a new Health Accord. Events are organized in over 40 communities across Canada, including a luncheon in Ottawa with Dr. Jeff Turnbull - Past-President of the Canadian Medical Association, and a concert in Toronto with several Canadian artists - including Shirley Douglas.
"We are sounding the alarm to alert Canadians to the fact that the Harper government is not providing federal leadership in health care. This will lead to a fragmentation of services across the country, and access to care will depend on where you live and your ability to pay," says Michael McBane, Executive Director of the CHC.
The Canadian Health Coalition will follow up the day of action with a Medicare Tour, visiting eight cities across the country and meeting with citizens at community events, public forums, and workshops. The tour features Alex Himelfarb, former Clerk of the Privy Council to three prime ministers, and Wendell Potter, former VP of Communications for Cigna, one of the largest American health insurers.
For more information see: https://www.facebook.com/events/258678364292244/270445723115508/
A list of national events occurring on March 31st can be found at: http://healthcoalition.ca/map/
List of National Events 1. St. John's - Contact: Mary Clarke, [email protected] 2. Charlottetown - Contact: Mary Boyd, [email protected], 902-892-9074 3. Summerside - Contact: Mary Boyd, [email protected], 902-892-9074 4. Souris - Contact: Mary Boyd, [email protected], 902-892-9074 5. Halifax - Contact: James Hutt, [email protected], 902-406-9422 6. Bridgewater - Contact: Mary Wright, [email protected], 902-527- 0766 7. Dieppe - Contact: Daniel Legere, [email protected] 8. Moncton - Contact: Serge Landry, [email protected], 506-851-7088 9. Saint John - Contact: Jean-Claude Basque, [email protected], 506- 875-4232 10. Fredericton - Contact: Daniel Legere, [email protected] 11. Ottawa - Contact: Erin Sirett, [email protected], 613-688-4973 ext. 2 12. Ottawa - Contact: Marlene Rivier, [email protected], 613-222- 8392 13. Kingston - Contact: Ross Sutherland, [email protected], 613-532-7846 14. Oshawa - Contact: Charlie Courneyea, [email protected], 416-557-5935 15. Scarborough - Contact: Kingsley Kwok, [email protected], 416-835-3377 16. St. Catharines - Contact: Sue Hotte, [email protected], 905-932-1646 17. Toronto - Holler 4 Health Care - Contact: David Craig, [email protected], 416-271-3030 18. Toronto - Honk for Health Care - Contact: Kim Johnston, [email protected], 416-441-2502 19. Brampton - Contact: Pat McGrail, [email protected], 647-724-8530 20. North Bay - Contact: Henri Giroux, 705-471-7746 21. Orillia - Contact: Kim Johnston, [email protected], 416-441-2502 22. Sarnia - Contact: Arlene Patterson, [email protected], 519- 542-1895 23. Sault Ste. Marie - Contact: Kim Johnston, [email protected], 416-441-2502 24. Thunder Bay - Contact: Jules Tupker, [email protected], 807-577-5946 25. Winnipeg - Contact: Laurissa Smerchanski-Sims, [email protected] 26. Winnipeg - Contact: Ric McAlpine, [email protected] 27. Brandon - Contact: Vanessa Hamilton, [email protected], 204-724-2163 28. Yorkton - Tria Donaldson, [email protected] 29. Prince Albert - Tria Donaldson, [email protected] 30. Regina - Contact: Tom Graham, [email protected] 31. Saskatoon - Contact: Stan Rice, [email protected], 306-280-5315 32. Edmonton - Contact: Sandra Azocar, 780-423-4581 33. Kamloops - Contact: Rick Turner 250-819-5694 34. Kelowna - Contact: Ken Robinson, [email protected], 604-838-3844 35. Nelson - Contact: Lorne Burkart, [email protected], 250-354-5311 36. Princeton - Contact: Ed Staples, [email protected], 250-295-0822 37. Surrey - Contact: Kelly Aujla, [email protected], 604-626-8806 38. Richmond - Contact: David Huespe, [email protected], 604-619-5124 39. Nanaimo - Contact: Paul Manly, [email protected], 250-729-1254 40. Campbell River/Comox Valley - Contact: Rich Hagensen, [email protected], 250-286-3019 41. Vancouver - Contact: Bev Trynchy, [email protected], 604-837-1433 42. Yellowknife - Contact: Ben McDonald, [email protected], 867-873- 8123
Canadian Health Coalition
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