Health-care cuts to be discussed Thursday at Courtenay meeting

Proposed cuts to health-care funding put Medicare at risk, allege organizers of a town hall meeting Thursday in Courtenay.

Proposed cuts to health care funding in Vancouver North Island put Medicare at risk, allege organizers of a town hall meeting Thursday in Courtenay.

The federal Conservatives plan to cut $135 million from new Health Accord funding for northern Vancouver Island, meeting organizers say in a news release.

The town hall will be moderated by Kel Kelly and is co-hosted by the Council of Canadians, the Hospital Employees’ Union and the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

The meeting will be at the Filberg Centre in Courtenay from 7 to 9 p.m.

Council of Canadians national health care campaigner Adrienne Silnicki, Health Accord campaign organizer and Hospital Employees’ Union provincial executive member Barb Biley and Hospital Employees’ Union president Victor Elkins will attend.


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