The Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Public Employees hosted a town hall meeting on public health care tonight in Sault Ste. Marie. The gathering featured Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow, CUPE president Paul Moist, and Cathy Syrette, the executive director of the Sault Ste. Marie Indian Friendship Centre.
This evening Barlow tweeted, "Packed crowd at the Sault St Marie town hall on health care. People are passionate about Medicare!!!"
And Council of Canadians Board member Pam Beattie tweeted, "@MaudeBarlow: health care has to be the major issue in 2015 election." She also tweeted, "Harper government is the best thing to happen to corps says Maude But we can stop him" and "@MaudeBarlow: Let's be angry and let's not lose this beautiful social program."
CTV, a local Sault Ste Marie radio station and Soo Today covered the public forum.
CTV and a local Sault Ste. Marie radio station covered the public forum.
Next up, Barlow and Moist will be speaking at public forums on health care in:
Campbell River, British Columbia - October 20
Courtenay, British Columbia - October 21
To date, there have also been successful CUPE-Council of Canadians town hall meetings in Winnipeg (April 17), Moncton (April 23), Bridgewater (April 29), Regina (June 23), North Bay (June 24), Charlottetown (August 26) and Oshawa (September 4).
For more about the Council of Canadians campaign to defend public health care, please see our campaign web-page.