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(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)

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