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Thursday, October 26, 2006

[OHC] National Medicare Tour! - Town Hall Meetings

The Medicare Works: Keep it Public, Keep it Fair, Campaign Presents:
WE CAN’T AFFORD PRIVATE HEALTH CARE
Cross-Canada Town Hall Meetings
October 18 to December 5, 2006


Ontario Dates & Locations:

KINGSTON
Wed, Nov 15, 7 - 9 pm, Rm 201 Kingston Hall, Queens University.
Featuring: Tom Kent senior policy aide to Lester B. Pearson, head of Kent Commission on Media Ownership, fellow Queen’s University School of Policy Studies; Steven Shrybman, Partner Sack Goldblatt Mitchell - with a public interest law practice defending medicare including intervention in Chaoulli, and the successful Ontario Hydro privatization case; Natalie Mehra, Director Ontario Health Coalition.

CORNWALL
Thurs, Nov 16, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Cornwall Library, 45 Second St. E.
Featuring: Sid Ryan president CUPE Ontario; Natalie Mehra, Director Ontario Health Coalition, others TBA

OTTAWA
Mon, Nov 20, 7 - 9 pm Ottawa Library, 120 Metcalfe St.
Featuring: Steven Shrybman Partner Sack Goldblatt Mitchell - with a public interest law practice defending medicare including intervention in Chaoulli, and the successful Ontario Hydro privatization case; Allan Maslove, Professor of Economics Carleton University; Mike McBane, Coordinator Canadian Health Coalition; Natalie Mehra, Director Ontario Health Coalition.

SUDBURY
Tues, Nov 21, 7 - 9 pm, Finlandia Village Nursing Home, 233 4th Ave.
Featuring: Gerry Lougheed, local business & community leader; Rick Grylls President Mine Mill 598/CAW; Natalie Mehra, Director Ontario Health Coalition.

SAULT STE MARIE
Wed, Nov 22, 7 - 9 pm, Auditorium, Algoma University
Featuring: Lynn Watson Reeve Echo Bay; Norm Rivard, Asst. Director United Steelworkers; Mike McBane Coordinator Canadian Health Coalition; Natalie Mehra, Director Ontario Health Coalition.

THUNDER BAY
Thurs, Nov 23, 7 - 9 pm, Public Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Road.
Featuring: Alvin Fiddler, Deputy Grand Chief Nishnawbe Aski First Nation; Norm Rivard, Asst. Director United Steelworkers; Mike McBane, Coordinator Canadian Health Coalition; Natalie Mehra, Director Ontario Health Coalition.

PETERBOURGH
Thurs, Nov 23, 7 - 9 pm, Evinrude Centre, 911 Monaghan Rd.
Featuring: Cathy Graham Lecturer Trent-Fleming School of Nursing; Eduardo Sousa Council of Canadians; Dr. Michael Rachlis policy analyst and author.

KENORA
Sat, Nov 25, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Rotary Meeting Rm, Recreational Centre, 200 5th St. South
Featuring: Ralf Mosher, retired Engineer, Kenora & District Coalition of Seniors; Rory McMillan, City Councillor; Colin Wasacase, retired City Councilor, Mike McBane, Coordinator Canadian Health Coalition; Natalie Mehra, Director Ontario Health Coalition.

SOUIX LOOKOUT
Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre, 52 King St.
Featuring: Dr. Claudette Chase, Canadian Doctors for Medicare; Laura Wynn, Director Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre; Mike McBane, Coordinator Canadian Health Coalition; Natalie Mehra, Director Ontario Health Coalition.

BRANTFORD
Mon, Nov 27, 7 - 9 pm, Polish Alliance Hall, 126 Albion St.
Featuring: Dr. Gordon Guyatt Medical Reform Group, Professor McMaster University; Richard Carpenter, City Councillor; Eduardo Sousa Council of Canadians.

ST CATHARINES
Tues, Nov 28, 7 - 9 pm, Russell Avenue Community Centre, 108 Russell Ave.
Featuring Eduardo Sousa, Council of Canadians, others TBC

PARRY SOUND
Tues, Nov 28, 7 - 9 pm, West Parry Sound District Museum, 17 George St.
Featuring: Dora Jeffries, Co chair Ontario Health Coalition and Natalie Mehra, Director Ontario Health Coalition, others TBC

LONDON
Wed, Nov 29, 7 - 9 pm, Legion, Br. 263, 499 Hill St.
Featuring: Maude Barlow, National Chairperson Council of Canadians; Nancy McMurphy CAW National Executive; Natalie Mehra, Director Ontario Health Coalition.

KITCHENER
Thurs, Nov 30, 7 - 9 pm, Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen St. N.
Featuring: Maude Barlow National Chairperson Council of Canadians; Paul Moist, National President CUPE; Natalie Mehra, Director Ontario Health Coalition

TORONTO
Fri, Dec 1, 7 - 9 pm, St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St.
Featuring: Maude Barlow National Chairperson Council of Canadians; Naomi Klein journalist & author; Ana Gladys El Salvadorean Solidarity; Natalie Mehra, Director Ontario Health Coalition. ($20 per ticket.)

HAMILTON
Mon, Dec 4, 7 - 9 pm, Lakelands Centre, 180 Van Wagner’s Beach Rd.
Featuring Linda Haslam Stroud, President Ontario Nurses’ Association; Rolf Gerstenberger, President USWA local 1000A; Dr PJ Devereaux, Natalie Mehra, Director Ontario Health Coalition

SCARBOROUGH
Tues, Dec 5, 5 - 8 pm, Malvern Library, 30 Sewells Rd.
Featuring: Paul Moist, National President CUPE; Natalie Mehra, Director Ontario Health Coalition, others TBA


Across Canada:
New Brunswick
Saint John, Wed, Oct 18
Newfoundland & Labrador
St. John’s, Thurs, Oct 19
PEI
Charlottetown, Tues, Oct 24
Nova Scotia
Halifax, Wed, Oct 25
Shelurne, Thurs, Oct 26
Quebec
TBA
Manitoba
Winnepeg, Monday, Nov 6
Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Friday, Nov 17
Alberta
Edmonton, Mon, Oct 20
Red Deer, Tues, Oct 31
Calgary, Wed, Nov 1
Lethbridge, Thurs, Nov 2
BC
Vancouver, Wed, Nov 15
Courtenay/Comox, Thurs, Nov 16
Port Alberni, Fri, Nov 17
NWT
Yellowknife, Sat, Nov 4
Yukon
Whitehorse, Sat, Nov 18


Sponsored by: Ontario Health Coalition & Canadian Health Coalition

Ontario Health Coalition
15 Gervais Drive, Suite 305
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1Y8
tel: 416-441-2502
fax: 416-441-4073
email: ohc@sympatico.ca
www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca

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