The Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU) is joining with other health care advocates at rallies at the offices of six BC Conservative MPs today, as part of a national day of action highlighting major reductions in federal health care transfers.
In Kamloops: Rally at MP Cathy McLeod’s office, 979 Victoria St., Kamloops, 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
“On March 31, the ten-year-old national Health Accord expires and when it does billions of dollars in federal medicare funding will be lost,” said HEU secretary-business manager Bonnie Pearson at a morning rally in front of Vancouver South Conservative MP Wai Young’s office.
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“For BC, beginning in April, over a quarter billion dollars will be slashed from federal health care transfers to our province over the next twelve months."
The Health Accord sets the level of health care funding that Ottawa provides the provinces and territories each year.
The HEU says starting April 1, British Columbia will see $255 million cut from federal health transfers this year and a $5 billion reduction in health care funding over the next decade.