Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Go Doctors

Doctors’ group takes Ottawa to court over refugee health-care cuts." Jason Kenney's remarks in this report are a disgrace for a federal minister. He and his government continue to demonize the refugee "other" for crass political purposes. Meanwhile:
“The Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care has for months documented an escalating number of refugees being denied care,” Dr. Philip Berger said Monday at a news conference to announce the court challenge.
“Pregnant women, children and refugees with chronic diseases are not showing up for appointments, even at clinics who would see them, (because) they’re afraid of the costs.”
Total support for the Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care. Support them here.

P.S. Here are some more of the "militant leftists," as Kenney puts it, who are against his government's inhumane and un-Canadian behaviour in denying refugees basic health care:
Also participating in this campaign to stop the cuts to health care services for refugees include:
College of Family Physicians of Canada
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Canadian Association of Optometrists
Canadian Association of Social Workers
Canadian Dental Association
Canadian Medical Association
Canadian Nurses Association
Canadian Pharmacists Association
Canadian Association of Community Health Centres
Canadian Doctors for Medicare
Canadian Association of Midwives
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario
Canadian Federation of Nurses Union
Canadian Psychiatric Association
Canadian Paediatric Society
Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canada
Médecins du Monde
Public Physicians of Canada
Ontario’s Council of Medical Officers of Health
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians