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Winnipeg, MB– Manitoba is facing a $1.4 billion cut to health care funding by the federal government over the next ten years. By refusing to sign a new health accord with the provinces, the federal government is abandoning its responsibility to protect quality public health care services for all Manitobans.

This week in Winnipeg, the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Public Employees are hosting a town hall meeting to discuss what these cuts will mean for Manitobans, and what can be done to support public solutions to make our health care stronger for all Canadians.

Protect, Strengthen and Expand Health Care Town Hall

Why we need a new Health Accord


Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians

Paul Moist, National President of CUPE

Tim Sales, Former Minister of Health Manitoba, community activist


Thursday, April 17
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Canad Inns Club Regent
1415 Regent Ave. West
Winnipeg, MB

Media are invited to attend.

For more information:

Greg Taylor
CUPE Media Relations
613 818-0067  gtaylor@cupe.ca     

David Jacks
CUPE Manitoba Communications
204 801-7339  djacks@cupe.ca