In September 2013 CUPE and the Council of Canadians commenced a campaign about our country’s most cherished social program, Medicare.

In 15 communities over a 15 month period, thousands of conversations were held and Canadians were clear in their message that Medicare is an essential Canadian commitment, one that needs to be improved, not dismantled.

“We cannot forget our moral right as human beings to care for one another.” Judy Dixon, St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador – December 1, 2014

This report captures the key components of the campaign, where we went, what we heard and how we act, collectively, to preserve and enhance Canada’s Medicare system.

It’s not too late to act, in fact it is our duty to do so for today’s and future generations of Canadians.

Chairperson of the Council of Canadians
Maude Barlow

CUPE National President
Paul Moist