Thursday, June 28, 2012

Refugee health care protest actions

Cuts to the Interim Federal Health program kick in this weekend yet protests will be ongoing. The doctors who are leading the opposition to the cuts, Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care, are going to collect data on refugees who are affected and tell the stories that they hear by sharing them through media "and with Conservative MPs and cabinet ministers, both at their offices and when they make any health-related announcements." Good on them for their commitment, it has been so inspiring to see. You can follow them on Twitter at @docs4refugeehc to keep up on their activity.

There's another effort on this issue that's sprung up, students asking that people send 59 cents to Harper to support the cost per Canadian to cover the cuts. Worth circulating.