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Talking Politics: How to get women more involved in municipal politics

Members in the Lower Mainland interested in geting women involved in municipal politics are welcome to attend the latest in the Talking Politcis series.

Thursday, October 11 hear from Sue Hammell, MLA, who will speak about internationl examples. Menna Wong will focus on how to involve all communities. Loretta Woodcock will talk about her experience as a Vancouver Parks Board member, and Sharon Gregson will share her perspectives as a school board member.

Leaked documents expose government plans for more contracting out to private clinics

Government documents obtained by the BC Health Coalition expose plans to expand the contracting out of surgeries to for-profit clinics even though the -Conversation on Health" public consultation has not yet concluded.

In a July letter sent to all B.C.s private clinics, Deputy Minister Gordon Macatee asks clinic owners for information about their facilities operations in order to help government explore ``further opportunities for innovative private sector involvement`` in public health care.

YOU'RE INVITED: HSA Lower Mainland family picnic

HEALTH SCIENCES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL LOWER MAINLAND FAMILY PICNIC

NEW BRIGHTON PARK
500 N WINDERMERE ST
(NORTH OF THE PNE OFF OF MCGILL ST.)
LOOK FOR THE HSA BANNER WEST OF THE POOL

Sunday September 23, 2007
2PM ... 5PM

BRING POTLUCK SNACKS, YOUR OWN PLATES, CUPS AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS!!

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