Teach-in: Stopping Privatization in BC's Health Care System
Join the BC Health Coalition teach-in, an informal educational talk, with Colleen Fuller to learn more about recent developments affecting BC's public health care system.
- The BC government recently announced it will bring into force the Medicare Protection Amendment Act (Bill 92) in order to protect patients from unlawful private fees.
- Prior to that, the government also announced a comprehensive strategy and ongoing funding to reduce wait times in surgeries and diagnostic imaging.
- And just this week, the court case launched by Brian Day, the for-profit clinic CEO, resumed--if he wins, it could undermine the foundations of Canadian public health care.
To make sense of all these recent events, the BC Health Coalition is holding a teach-in to help explain what this all means for our public health system and why it matters.
What is a "teach-in"?
Teach-ins were used as a popular education tool and a form of non-violent protest by organizers in the 1960s in the context of the Vietnam War to educate and activate people around the civil rights and anti-war movements. Teach-ins are not only educational but also aim to agitate and promote action.
About Colleen Fuller
Colleen Fuller is a health policy analyst and a long-time member of the Board of Directors of the REACH Community Health Centre in East Vancouver. She has been an advocate for publicly-funded and -provided health and social services and has a long history of campaigning against privatization. Colleen is also a co-founder of PharmaWatch Canada which works for safe, effective and affordable medicines in Canada.
About the BC Health Coalition
The BC Health Coalition is a network of individuals and organizations with a shared passion for public health care. Our coalition community is comprised of over 800,000 people in B.C. - and growing. Visit our website at bchealthcoalition.ca.
Refreshments and snacks provided. There will be a conference call set up for those who would like to join us by phone. Call-in details and directions will be sent to those who RSVP prior to the event.
We acknowledge that this event is taking place on the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tseil-Waututh peoples.