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OTTAWA National leadership from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Canadas largest union, will be commenting on the first ministers Sept. 13-15 meeting on health care.

Call CUPE for media comment on:

  • Privatization: job cuts, contracting out and de-listing of insured services
  • For-profit delivery vs. public delivery of health care services
  • Sustainable health care funding
  • The importance of public delivery of support services in health care facilities
  • Public services
  • Strong communities

CUPE CONTACTS for media comment:

  • Paul Moist, National President, cell (613) 558-2873
  • Claude Gnreux, National Secretary-Treasurer, cell (613) 794-8395
  • Morna Ballantyne, Managing Director of National Services, cell (613) 791-3411
  • Stan Marshall, Senior Research Officer, cell (613) 286-6568

CUPE represents 140,000 workers in the health care sector in communities across the country and plays a crucial role in delivering quality public health care to Canadians. With over 500,000 members, CUPE is fighting for public services and rebuilding strong communities across Canada.


David Robbins, cell (613) 878-1431; Catherine Louli, cell (613) 851-0547, CUPE National Communications.