Public discussion on healthcare Oct. 20

Forum for discussion on healthcare concerns with a panel of advocates to take place at Campbell River Museum

The Campbell River  chapter of the Council of Canadians and other public health care groups are inviting residents and community members to attend a special town hall, featuring the organization’s national chairperson Maude Barlow, on the future of public health care, Oct. 20.

“Medicare needs to be expanded, not dismantled, as Canadians value a system where access to care is based on need, not on ability to pay,” Barlow says.

The “Save Public Health Care” town hall  meeting takes place on Monday, Oct. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Campbell River Museum, 470 Island Highway, Campbell River.

The panellists include Maude Barlow, Canadian Union of Public Employees national president Paul Moist and Lois Jarvis from Citizens for Quality Health Care and will provide opportunities for audience members to ask questions and share their concerns about the future of public health care.

Details on this event and other activities in support of public health care in Campbell River can be found at saveourhealthcare.ca or by calling 250-286-3019.