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CHC Lobby Week

May 19, 2015 - 12:00 pm

The Canadian Health Coalition coordinated a health care lobby week on May 19th-22nd when MPs were in their constituencies. What a week in BC! Here are the meeting totals so far: 16 MP meetings5 candidate meetings21 meetings in totalSeveral more meetings with MPs and candidates are in the process of being booked. The Canadian Health Coalition is reporting a total of 40 meetings across the country. …Read More

Town Hall on National Seniors Strategy

May 8, 2015 - 10:00 am

On Friday, May 8 in South Surrey Hon. Dr. Hedy Fry, MP for Vancouver Centre and Federal Liberal Health Critic will host a Town Hall meeting on a National Seniors Strategy. At present, there is no comprehensive national strategy for seniors care. This meeting will be an opportunity to share your priorities for such a strategy. As one of the organizations presenting at the town hall meeting, the BC Health Coalition will be sharing important seniors care research, and their priorities for a national seniors' strategy.…Read More

Danielle Martin: The Ivory Tower on Main Street (BCHC Co-sponsored Event)

November 28, 2014 - 12:30 pm

The relationship between researchers and advocates in Canada is changing, and Medicare stands to benefit from that change. We have long known that evidence is not the only input to policy, but to make informed changes in Canadian health care financing and delivery we need to use evidence along with values and other critical inputs. In this session Dr. Danielle Martin will provide an analysis of the intersection between research and advocacy and apply some lessons to the current public debate about national Pharmacare.  …Read More

Danielle Martin: Three Big Ideas to Transform Health Care

November 27, 2014 - 06:00 pm

Last spring, Dr. Danielle Martin took on a U.S. Senate committee and defended Canada's health care system. While igniting pride from coast to coast, Dr. Martin also acknowledged that our health care system still has a long way to go. Join us to hear this health care leader's three big ideas on how we can improve our health care system for every Canadian.…Read More

Public Forum - Defend Medicare in Court

June 10, 2014 - 07:00 pm

Join a panel of those involved in the Supreme Court case against Dr. Brian Day. Brian Day operates the Vancouver-based for-profit Cambie Surgery Corporation, infamous for unlawfully billing patients – in some cases, up to six times the legal amount. Day and his clinics are behind a constitutional challenge to Medicare, scheduled to go to trial in BC Supreme Court this September.…Read More