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A NAFTA challenge to Medicare ... the other shoe dropping?

September 23, 2008
By Larry BrownNational Secretary-TreasurerNational Union of Public and General Employees Canadian governments have made our public health care and other social programs very vulnerable to attack by private for profit companies outside of Canada. They have done that by signing trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Weve known that for years î º and for years weve been warning them and nervously waiting for the other shoe to drop, for someone to actually challenge our public programs.

The Big Issue: Debating the Future of Canadian Health Care

September 18, 2008
Join the BC Health Coalition for... The Big Issue: Debating the Future of Canadian Health Care. A Vancouver Centre Federal All-Candidates Forum Tuesday September 23, 2008. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. 411 Seniors Centre, 3rd Floor: 411 Dunsmuir @ Homer in Vancouver.

CESA supports members participation in the Remembrance Day Teach-in: Ninety Years After -The War to End All Wars"

September 17, 2008
Call for delegatesTo celebrate the International Day of Peace on September 21, the Committee on Equality and Social Action is calling on members to apply for support to attend the Remembrance Day Teach-In being developed by the World Peace Forum Society.

Week one of the election campaign

September 15, 2008
An election campaign is no time to discuss serious issues: that famous line from the 1993 federal election seemed, to a large extent, the main truth of the first week of the 2008 federal election campaign. Watching the reports from the hustings, Canadian working families are, with reason, asking themselves the most political question of all: whats in it for us?

Countdown is on for 2008 Run for the Cure: Register today for Team HSA

September 15, 2008
The 2008 annual Run for the Cure, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's most important fundraiser, is Sunday October 5. HSA has supported the run for the past 11 years, and as a gold-level sponsor encourages HSA members and others to join the HSA team to Run for the Cure October 5.

Region 4 & 6 meeting set for October 23

September 11, 2008
HSA regional meetingThursday, October 23, 20088:30 a.m. ...4:00 p.m.Hyatt Regency Vancouver-Regency E & F"655 Burrard StreetVancouver, BC Regional meetings are an excellent forum for HSA members to review the issues and activities of the past year, and discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.  The meeting will be chaired by your Region 4 & 6 Directors, Agnes Jackman and Rachel Tutte.  HSA president Reid Johnson will report on union activities since the April  2008 Convention.

CIBC Run for the Cure - HSA Chapter Meeting at VGH

September 11, 2008
You are invited to: Canadian Breast Cancer FoundationCIBC Run for the CureHSA Chapter Meeting at VGH

Make your HSA team the best it can be!

September 9, 2008
- Fall 2008 Steward Training Level 1 - Stewards play a vital role in the union. Particularly important is the stewards role in contract interpretation, organizing and the grievance procedure. In recognition of the need for educating new stewards in these areas, HSA is offering a 3-day Steward Training ... Level 1 workshop at the HSA office this fall: Dates: October 27, 28 & 29, 2008Location: HSA Office, 300 ... 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

Region 5 meeting set for October 20

September 8, 2008
HSA regional meetingMonday, October 20, 20088:30 a.m. ...4:00 p.m.Hilton Vancouver Metrotown-Waterford 1 & 2"6083 McKay AvenueBurnaby, BC Regional meetings are an excellent forum for HSA members to review the issues and activities of the past year, and discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. The meeting will be chaired by your Region5 Director, Kimball Finigan and HSA president Reid Johnson will report on union activities since the April 2008 Convention.

Saving public health care

September 5, 2008
The BC Health Coalition, Council of Canadians and Parksville Qualicum KAIROS is hosting two public forums on saving public health care. The events feature best-selling author and activist Holly Dressel, who recently published Who Killed the Queen? The Story of a Community Hospital and How to Fix Health Care. The book investigates the sustainability of Canadian health care and what it offers compared to other countries' health care systems.