National Medicare Week 2015

During National Medicare Week health care advocates from coast to coast to coast will pull together to send a strong message to our newly elected government that we expect strong action to preserve and expand our public health care system.

Ottawa (01 Dec. 2015) — This year the Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) wants to remind Canadians that National Medicare Week (November 29 — December 5, 2015) is an important moment to celebrate our public health care system that is the pride of our nation. It is also a crucial time to focus on our vision for public health care moving forward.

Commitment for a new Health Accord

With the recent commitment of the Prime Minister to work with the provinces to negotiate a new health accord there is great work ahead for all Canadians. Medicare advocates need to push to ensure this agreement will adequately protect our health care system from ongoing threats of privatization and international trade deals, while also including measures to provide a National Drug Plan and a National Strategy for Seniors Care that are essential to caring for everyone in Canada.

3 actions you can take this week to send a strong message — from coast to coast 

During National Medicare Week health care advocates from coast to coast to coast will pull together to send a strong message to our newly elected government that we expect strong action to preserve and expand our public health care system. 

  1. Write, call and email your Member of Parliament. Tell her or him about your strong desire for Canada to maintain and expand its universal public health system. It's important that your MP knows you're paying attention and won't stand for further weakening of our public health system. Feel free to download and adapt this sample letter, and find the name and contact information of your MP here.
  2. Become involved in the online campaign, follow the CHC on Twitter: @healthcoalition and on Facebook: Canadian Health Coalition 
  3. Support the Canadian Health Coalition by making a donation on Giving Tuesday.

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is a member and supporter of the Canadian Health Coalition.

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The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 360,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE

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