MEDIA ADVISORY: LINDA DUNCAN HOSTS TOWN HALL MEETING ON HEALTH CARE

LINDA DUNCAN HOSTS TOWN HALL MEETING ON HEALTH CARE

EDMONTON – Linda Duncan, M.P., Edmonton-Strathcona is holding a town hall on public health care today, November 13, at 7pm with Libby Davies, M.P. for Vancouver East and New Democrat Health Critic. Davies is holding public consultations across the country on the future of Canada’s health care system. The NDP is highly critical of the Harper Government’s proposed cuts to health care funding and lack of consultation with the Provinces.

Joining Libby Davies and Linda Duncan are Sandra Azocar, Executive Director of Friends of Medicare, and A Robert Turner, Senior Medical Oncologist at the Cross Cancer Institute.

What: Town Hall meeting on Health Care

Who: Linda Duncan, MP

Libby Davies, MP

Sandra Azocar, Executive Director, Friends of Medicare

A Robert Turner, MD FRCPC, Senior Medical Oncologist, Cross Cancer Institute

Where: Strathcona Community League Hall, 10139 87 Ave

When: Tuesday, November 13 2012, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (today)

For more information, please contact: Aditya Rao, (780) 782-5686, linda.duncan.c1b@parl.gc.ca

About the participants:

Sandra Azocar, Executive Director, Friends of Medicare

Sandra has been a social activist for more than 30 years in Alberta. Her previous experience is working as a child protection worker, a community organizer, and a labour activist. Prior to coming to Friends of Medicare, she worked as a Vice President of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE). She was a member of the Board of Directors of Friends of Medicare for 6 years before becoming its Executive Director.

A Robert Turner, MD FRCPC, Senior Medical Oncologist, Cross Cancer Institute

Dr. Turner is currently a Senior Medical Oncologist at the Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta. He is a Professor Medicine and Oncology at the University of Alberta. Dr. Turner was previously the Medical Director of the Canadian Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service Center in Edmonton.

Libby Davies, NDP Health Critic

Libby was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Vancouver East in 1997. She was re-elected in November 2000, June 2004, January 2006, October 2008, and most recently in May 2011. She is Deputy Leader for the NDP. Libby is also the federal NDP Spokesperson for Health. Libby also served as the NDP House Leader from 2003 to March 2011.