Monday, June 18, 2012

Day of action on refugee health care

There are demonstrations happening across the country today organized by Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care.
On Monday, June 18th, 2012 in cities across the country physicians and other health care workers opposed to cutting health services for refugees will be participating in a day of action. To find out about a demonstration or event happening near you, please see a list of events below.

Toronto - 1pm - demonstration in front of the Toronto regional office of Citizenship and Immigration Canada at 25 St. Clair Avenue East. For more information please contact Meb Rashid at:
This is one of those decisions that is crystallizing so well exactly what Harper's Canada means. More from the Star with some examples, including this one:
In one case, a family resettled here by the Canadian government from Iran feared the government would remove the wheelchairs currently provided to its three children, all suffering a genetic disease that impairs their movement.
The decision to cut refugee health care is a seriously flawed one that a wealthy nation of immigrants should not be so ungenerous to make.