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Council of Canadians' Public Health Care Events

* Prescription for Change: Securing the Future of Public Health Care, Friday, February 7, 2003, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join us to discuss how proposed changes and recent decisions will affect primary health care reform, homecare, pharmacare, privatization, government accountability, and public funding. A series of plenary panels featuring experts and policy makers will discuss the policies we must demand from politicians in the coming months. Commissioner Roy Romanow has been invited to give the lunchtime address.

* Stand up for Health Care: A Citizens' Celebration, Friday February 7, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10.00 ($5.00 low-income) at the door. Come and celebrate forty years of Medicare! Speakers and musicians will pay tribute to our health care system, hosted by activist and performer Greg Malone. Guests include Maude Barlow, Author, Profit Is Not the Cure; Judy Darcy, President, CUPE; Shirley Douglas, Spokesperson, Canadian Health Coalition; Nancy White, Singer/Songwriter; Dr. Claudia Fegan, (US) Physicians for a National Health Program; ...and more! The Forum and Friday evening event are sponsored by The Council of Canadians and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

* The People's Summit on Health Care, Saturday, February 8 - Sunday, February 9, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join national and international speakers as well as hundreds of activists from across the country as we develop local and national action plans for the coming months. Conference activities and workshops will include priorities for action, skills-building workshops, national and international speakers, and mobilizing our communities.

There is a sliding sale for fees and you can register online at or call 1-800-387-7177. All events will take place at the Ottawa Congress Centre. There will be simultaneous interpretation in French and English of all proceedings except for the event Friday evening.

For more information visit The Council of Canadians