The Council of Canadians and allies will be holding a demonstration in St. John’s to welcome the premiers to Newfoundland and Labrador and remind them that a national health accord must be a priority before it is too late.
“Without a health accord, $36 billion is slated to be cut from our public health care. Already, Newfoundland and Labrador has lost $22.4 million in the past year since the accord expired,” says Michael Butler, Health Care Campaigner with the Council of Canadians. “This has real impact on the health of all Canadians. It is time the premiers demand that a new health accord be negotiated.”
What: “Don’t let the sun set on our Medicare”
Demonstration and photo opportunity: wish lanterns, balloons, local and pan-Canadian campaigners
When: July 13, 9:00 p.m.
Where: Pavilion, Bannerman Park, Military Rd, St. John's, NL
Michael Butler, Health Care Campaigner, The Council of Canadians