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Since May 5, CUPE members have been knocking on doors, putting up lawn signs, and mounting posters all over the province to build public support and action for Medicare. In the largest door-to-door canvass in the province, members are speaking – up and out – on the importance of maintaining and improving our public health care system. At each door members are flooded with encouragement and support. Betty Jean Sutherland, Nova Scotia CUPE Division President, reports, “the public, especially the elderly, have shown strong support for the campaign so far. Citizens are frustrated with the deteriorating health care system and they want to see changes made.”

Members are everywhere getting the message out about Medicare. In New Glasgow, members will be found in shopping malls and at the weekend Flea Market building support. “We have a health care system that many countries envy, if a two-tiered system were to be implemented, everyone would suffer…If there ever was a time to be heard, this is it.” For more information, contact: Betty Jean Sutherland at (902) 752-2244