Rally for Healthcare
by Victoria Harm
Hello Friends of Social Justice; the following comes from the folks over at Victoria Harm
Simmering below our well-planted feet, the Provincial Premiers
are hotly debating the future of Health care in Canada, as the Federal
Government demands deeper and deeper cuts to social spending.
The future of publicly funded, not-for-profit health care is at stake
in this new round of negotiations set to conclude in 2014.
According to the demands of Jim Flaherty, the Conservative Finance
Minster, B.C. alone would see a reduction of just over $250 million in
our healthcare payments, seeing yet another era of cuts, deepening
desperation, and poverty for the majority.
Nowhere in these new
demands is there talk of progressive taxation, the obscene disparity
of wealth in this country between the haves and have-nots, and
honouring the expectation of nearly all those who inhabit this land
that healthcare will be free, accessible, and just.
This gaggle of corporate wind-bags will meet at the Laurel Point
Inn, on both the 16th and 17th of January. Yes, that is this Monday
Rally: Tuesday January 17th, Noon, Inn at Laurel Point
Hello Friends and Ne'er do wells everywhere!
*No to private, for-profit healthcare!
*Yes to Supervised Consumption Sites across Canada!
*Yes to making the connection between poverty and
We will be gather to speak our minds and challenge these talks
this Tuesday January the 17th at Noon, on the harbour side of the
Laurel Point Inn (where the long stairs are). There
will be speakers, radicals, and reformers of all stripes, so please
make the time to gather with your community, and send a message to the
Premiers, and to those across Canada who need to be watching and
challenging these talks. Keep your grubby, greedy hands
off health care!
Your friends in revolt,
Allies of Drug War Survivors, and
Harm Reduction Victoria