Media Advisory: As Health Ministers from Across Canada Meet to Negotiate Health Accord Advocates Set Out Criteria to Measure Success

Toronto – On Monday, October 17th Canada’s provincial health ministers are gathering in Toronto to begin in-person negotiations on a new health accord. On October 18th, the Federal Health Minister will join them.

Representatives from the Canadian and Ontario Health Coalitions, Council of Canadians, and Canadian Doctors for Medicare will be holding a media conference outside the King Edward Hotel (where the health ministers will be meeting) on Monday, October 17th, at 10:30am. The organizations want to see an Accord which will protect, strengthen and expand public health care.

What: Media conference by public health care advocates on the new health accord and the health ministers’ meeting.
When: Monday, October 17th, 10:30am
Where: King Edward Hotel, Toronto (37 King Street E.)
Who: The Canadian Health Coalition, Ontario Health Coalition, Canadian Doctors for Medicare, and Council of Canadians

Spokespersons include:
• Natalie Mehra, Executive Director, Ontario Health Coalition & Board member of the Canadian Health Coalition
• Dr. Ritika Goel, Canadian Doctors for Medicare
• Michael Butler, Health Care Campaigner, Council of Canadians

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Natalie Mehra
Phone: 416-230-6402
Email: ohc@sympatico.ca

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