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NDP health critic visiting Courtenay for town hall health meeting

NDP health critic Mike Farnworth visits Courtenay on Nov. 22 for a town hall meeting about health. - Photo submitted
NDP health critic Mike Farnworth visits Courtenay on Nov. 22 for a town hall meeting about health.
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BC NDP health critic Mike Farnworth will talk about practical steps to improve health care at a town hall meeting in Courtenay on Thursday.

“Health care is a key concern in a community like ours, where there is a high population of retired people but inadequate resources for home and community care,” said Comox Valley NDP candidate Kassandra Dycke.

“I am really pleased to host Mike Farnworth at our town hall so we can have a real dialogue about practical ways to change health care for the better.”

Dycke, who has spent several months canvassing door to door throughout the Comox Valley, said she hears a great deal of concern about the Liberal government’s spending priorities.

“How can the Liberals find $15 million for self-promoting television ads while our seniors have trouble getting the home support they need?” she asked. “The Liberal priorities are backwards.

“People here want their tax dollars spent on patient care, not a taxpayer-funded advertising blitz designed to help a struggling Liberal government.”

Dycke said the town hall meeting Nov. 22 is a great opportunity for people to share their concerns and ideas to improve health care.

The town hall takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Evergreen seniors lounge of the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave. in Courtenay. Everyone is welcome to attend.

— NDP

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