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Canadians Want Federal Leadership in Health Care: National Day of Action Starts Campaign for New Health Accord

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/

Facebook: National Day of Action for a New Health Accord

Twitter: #stand4medicare


                                                                            
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 

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