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BC ministry of health faces challenge

On the day that Gordon Campbell visited Surrey with an announcement of a new -outpatient centre\" to augment health care services in that city ... widely speculated to be the most bold introduction of private health care into our system ... the government\s strongest and most effective advocate for thoughtful, managed and successful public health care reform threw in the towel.

Join the Walk for Peace, Justice and Sustainability, Saturday, June 24, 2006

The HSA Committee for Equality and Social Action (CESA) is urging all HSA members in the Lower Mainland to participate in this years Walk for Peace, Justice and Sustainability on Saturday, June 24 in Vancouver.  The walk is being held in conjunction with the World Peace Forum which was enthusiastically endorsed by delegates to HSAs 2006 annual convention in April.

HSA members will gather at 12:00 noon at Canada Place, in front of the Convention Centre (-the sails") on the Stanley Park side.  Look for the HSA flags!

Telus Tour for the Cure arrives in Penticton

HSA members are invited to attend the official opening for the TELUS Tour for the Cure in Penticton on Wednesday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre.

The TELUS Tour for the Cure is an informative and interactive exhibit that will travel to communities across British Columbia over the next eight months to promote the value and importance of breast health and mammography screening.  The Tour is part of a campaign by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to help women detect smaller tumors earlier.

New health centre for the North Shore: better care for patients or bigger bucks for developers?

Wednesday, June 14

7:30-9:30 PM
Royal Canadian Legion
123 West 15th (at Lonsdale), North Vancouver

Come hear whats right and whats wrong about the planned -Primary Access Health Care Centre" to be built and owned by private developers on the grounds of Lions Gate Hospital.

Speakers ... Richard Neal and Mary-Ann Abbs, BC Health Coalition

Come out and give your views

Sponsored by North Shore Health Coalition
For more information contact: Becy Seet 604-828-0155

TELUS Tour for the Cure arrives in Vernon

HSA members are invited to attend the official opening for the TELUS Tour for the Cure in Vernon on Wednesday, May 31 at 11 a.m. at the Village Green Mall.

The TELUS Tour for the Cure is an informative and interactive exhibit that will travel to communities across British Columbia over the next eight months to promote the value and importance of breast health and mammography screening. The Tour is part of a campaign by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to help women detect smaller tumors earlier.

UN agency rebukes Canada for violating labour standards

Ottawa (23 May 2006) - The International Labour Organization has blasted the government of Canada in extraordinarily frank language for failing to uphold international labour standards that it is obligated to enforce.

Ottawa has also been rebuked for not using its influence to bring offending Canadian provinces into compliance with the United Nations labour standards.