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2009 HSA Convention to be held April 23-25 in Vancouver

Thenext HSA Annual Convention will take place April 23-25, 2008 at the FairmontHotel Vancouver in Vancouver.

AllHSA members are welcome to attend and speak at the convention.  However, only delegates have the right tovote.

Forchapters with 49 or fewer members, the HSA chief steward is the soledelegate.  If the chief steward is notattending convention, an alternate should be identified.  Chapters with more than 49 members areentitled to one additional delegate for each additional 50 members or portionthereof.

BC Health Coalition urges citizens to take action during National Medicare Week, November 17 to 22

The BC Health Coalition is urging citizens to take action to protectand expand public health care in their communities during NationalMedicare Week, November 17-22.

-Ongoing violations of the Canada Health Act (CHA),such as private clinics extra-billing and costly membership fees, area threat to Canadians health and their pocketbooks," says Joyce Jones,Community Co-Chair of the Coalition.

Public solutions for better ... faster health care

During National Medicare Week the National Union is urging governments to look to the public system to deliver solutions to wait-time issues and health care shortages.

Ottawa (17 Nov. 2008) - The Canadian Health Coalition and health coalitions across the country are marking November 17-22 as National Medicare Week. The National Union of Public and General Employees is supporting the week and calling for governments to make a greater commitment to publicly funded, delivered and administered health care.

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Two FREE Public Events Next Week:

On Wednesday Nov. 5th:

Who's Minding the Store?
The privatization of long-term care and what it means for care quality

7:00PM
Unitarian Church - 949 W. 49th Avenue, Vancouver

With speakers:

Charlene Harrington, professor and researcher
Dr. Margaret McGregor, family physician and health services researcher
Lyne England, advocacy activist from Victoria

NUPGE hosts international labour rights symposium

More than 150 Canadian and international guests will meet Nov. 19-21 in Ottawa to discuss how labour rights are a critical component of human rights, helping to protect and promote democracy as well as the social and economic wellbeing of citizens.

Celebrating child care workers and early childhood educators

Oct. 22 marks the seventh annual day of appreciation for child care workers and early childhood educators

Ottawa (17 Oct. 2008) ... The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is joining with Canadians across the country in acknowledging the contributions made by child care workers and early childhood educators in the development of children, families and communities.

Who's Minding the Store?

BC Health Coalition

NOVEMBER 5, 2008 - FREE PUBLIC EVENT:

Who's Minding the Store?
The privatization of long-term care and
what it means for care quality

Wednesday Nov. 5th - 7-9 pm
Unitarian Church - 949 W. 49th Avenue,
Vancouver

With speakers:

The Big Issue: Debating the Future of Canadian Health Care

Join the BC Health Coalition for...

The Big Issue: Debating the Future of Canadian Health Care.
A Vancouver Centre Federal All-Candidates Forum

Tuesday September 23, 2008. 1:00pm - 3:00pm.
411 Seniors Centre, 3rd Floor:
411 Dunsmuir @ Homer in Vancouver.

Vote Public Health Care!

BC Health Coalition calls on British Columbians to vote for federal candidates who support public solutions to health care challenges.

The BC Health Coalition is calling on voters to elect federal candidates who will commit to standing up in support of Medicare and oppose the growth of for-profit health care.