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BC FORUM Recommended Event

Name of Event:

BC Health Coalition Teach-in: Stopping Privatization in BC’s Health Care System

Visit the BC Health Coalition website here.

Visit the event website here.

When & Where:

Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Heritage Hall Building (2nd floor conference room), 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. Refreshments and snacks provided.

Can’t join us in person? There will be a conference call set up for those who would like to join us by phone. Call-in details and directions will be sent to those who RSVP prior to the event.

Details:

Join the BC Health Coalition teach-in, an informal educational talk, with Colleen Fuller to learn more about recent developments affecting BC’s public health care system.

 

RSVP by clicking here.

 

What happened?

The BC government recently announced it will bring into force the Medicare Protection Amendment Act (Bill 92) in order to protect patients from unlawful private fees.

Prior to that, the government also announced a comprehensive strategy and ongoing funding to reduce wait times in surgeries and diagnostic imaging.

And just this week, the court case launched by Brian Day, the for-profit clinic CEO, resumed--if he wins, it could undermine the foundations of Canadian public health care.

To make sense of all these recent events, the BC Health Coalition is holding a teach-in to help explain what this all means for our public health system and why it matters.·Will you join us? RSVP by clicking here.

What is a “teach-in”?

Teach-ins were used as a popular education tool and a form of non-violent protest by organizers in the 1960s in the context of the Vietnam·War to educate and activate people around the civil rights and anti-war movements. Teach-ins are not only educational but also aim to agitate and promote action.

About Colleen Fuller

Colleen Fuller·is a·health policy analyst·and a long-time member of the Board of Directors of the·REACH Community Health Centre·in East Vancouver. She has been an advocate for publicly-funded and -provided health and social services and has a long history of campaigning against privatization. Colleen is also a co-founder of·PharmaWatch Canada·which works for safe, effective and affordable medicines in Canada.

 

This event is taking place on the unceded·lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tseil-Waututh peoples.

 

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