(OTTAWA) Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees are setting up a makeshift emergency room on Parliament Hill to protest the lack of decisive action in yesterdays budget to address the crisis in our health care system.
The protest is part of a nation-wide Day of Action organized by CUPE to put pressure on the federal government to increase health care funding and protect Canadians from two-tier medicine.
- WHAT:Emergency room to protest health care under-funding and privatization.
- WHERE:Parliament Hill, south side of East Block
- WHEN:12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 29
- WHO:Health care activists, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees
- WHY:To demand the federal Liberals invest more of the surplus in health care and take decisive action to prevent two-tier health care in Canada.
CUPE is Canadas largest union, representing 475,000 women and men including 140,000 health care workers.
For further information, contact:
Catherine Louli, CUPE Communications
(613) 237-1590 ext. 268 or (613) 851-0547 (cell)