Labour Day, 2016 – CUPE BC president Paul Faoro is encouraging all members to join in a Rally to defend Public Health Care as the court challenge launched by Dr. Brian Day gets underway on Tuesday, September 6th.
In a memo sent to CUPE BC’s Lower Mainland presidents on September 2, Brother Faoro writes:
Dear CUPE members,
This year’s Labour Day celebrations will barely be over before we face a significant challenge that affects us all.
On Tuesday morning, September 6, the BC Supreme Court will finally begin to hear the court challenge of our Medicare system launched by health care privateer Dr. Brian Day—an unprecedented Charter challenge that could remove the laws that ensure Canadians’ access to health care is based on need and not wealth.
The BC Health Coalition is asking for as many people as possible to show up outside the BC Supreme Court building (corner of Nelson at Hornby Street, downtown Vancouver) on Tuesday morning, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. Apologies for the short notice, as this request just came in this afternoon.
This groundbreaking case is likely to go on for several months, so let’s pack the courtroom and defend public health care!