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Council of Canadians to join allies demanding health care action from premiers

WHAT: Next week, the Council of Canadians will be joining allies of public health care from across the country to tell the premiers to stand up to Harper and demand a 2014 Health Accord. The gathering in Niagara-on-the-Lake will take place during the upcoming Council of the Federation meeting, and will include a shadow summit, a film screening, and a rally. There are already over 1000 participants confirmed for the rally.

Council of Canadians national chairperson Maude Barlow will be at the events and available for interviews July 24, 25, and 26. 

WHERE: Various locations, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

WHEN: July 24-26, 2013


Shadow Summit

WHAT: A full day of workshops, teach-ins, guest speakers including Maude Barlow and others
WHEN: Wednesday July 24 from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Thursday July 25 from 9 a.m – 11 a.m.
WHERE: The opening plenary (10:30am) will take place at St. Mark's Anglican Church, 41 Byron St., Niagara-on-the-Lake. The workshops will be nearby, exact locations TBA.

Movie with Maude
WHAT: A screening of Prairie Giant, with introductory comments by Maude Barlow and Paul Moist, the national president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). Sponsored by the Council of Canadians.
WHEN: Wednesday July 24, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Rally for National Public Medicare and a Renewed Health Accord
WHAT: Protest calling on premiers to stand up to Harper’s efforts to dismantle public health care in Canada.
WHEN: Thursday July 25 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Through the streets of Niagara-on-the-Lake, ending at Queen’s Landing hotel, 155 Byron St. Starting location TBA.


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