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Labour Day Message

Over the past five years, Canadas economy has lost over 300,000 of its best-paying jobs and continues to lose hundreds more every week. These were jobs with good salaries. They offered benefits that helped people raise healthy families and plan for a decent retirement. They came with incomes that supported local businesses and paid for social services that raised everyones quality of life.

Register early for Run for the Cure and win!

Join the HSA team by Sept. 20, 2007 and be entered to win a $500 travel voucher from WE Travel.

This year's annual Run for the Cure, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's most important fundraiser, is Sunday September 30.

HSA has supported the run for the past 10 years, and as a gold-level sponsor encourages HSA members and others to join the HSA team to Run for the Cure September 30.

Double-dipping and private care go against evidence-based policy

While there can be no doubt that the vast majority of doctors care first and foremost for their patients and their well-being, it doesnt follow that the public policies their delegates support will adequately address issues of waiting times, of access and of fairness.

Support our public health care system

As the Canadian Medical Association meets in Vancouver to discuss the future of our health care system, come and learn more about positive public solutions.

Join the BC Health Coalition and the Council of Canadians to celebrate public health care and send a message to the CMA.

Date: Sunday, August 19
Time: 12 noon to 4 p.m
Place: Vancouver Art Gallery, Hornby and Robson

Working people make gains in July

OTTAWA ... The latest employment numbers from Statistics Canadas Labour Force Survey show that July was a relatively good month for workers.

Finally, theres a bit of good news for working people across the country. More people looking for work were able to find full-time jobs. Employment for young Canadians continued to be strong. Wages were on the rise. And the beleaguered manufacturing sector saw a gain in jobs after months of devastating losses, particularly in central Canada.