The Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Public Employees hosted a town hall meeting last night in Oshawa to discuss the $14 billion cut to health care funding in Ontario over the next ten years by the Harper government. The gathering featured Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow, CUPE president Paul Moist, and Ontario Health Coalition coordinator Natalie Mehra.
A crucial court case with grave implication for public health care will not begin on September 8 as expected. It is now more likely the case will go to court in March 2015.
The Vancouver Sun reports, "A lawsuit against the B.C. government by Dr. Brian Day, a Vancouver orthopedic surgeon and co-owner of the Cambie Surgery Centre, was set to go to trial on Sept. 8. But lawyers on both sides agreed...
The Council of Canadians was in Charlottetown this week asking the premiers to take a stronger stand on health care and to defend public health care from the threats posed by so-called 'trade' agreements.
While the Canada-European Union 'free trade' agreement may be signed on September 25 (or September 26) at a ceremony in Ottawa, the deal will not be done at that point. It will still need to survive what could be a bruising two year or more ratification process.
After a poll by Nanos Research, sponsored by the Canadian Health Coalition, showed that 65 per cent of Canadians want the premiers to oppose Harper’s funding changes to health care, the Council of Canadians urges the premiers to push Harper