Media Advisory - National Drug Plan Hearings Come To Toronto

    Hearings Highlight Stories of Hardship and Difficulties Caused By Drug

    TORONTO, Nov. 19 /CNW/ -

    What:     National Drug Plan Hearings - Hearings have been held already
              in Alberta, Northwest Territories, Novia Scotia, Saskatchewan
              and Prince Edward Island.

    Where:    Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto Ontario

    When:     Tuesday, November 20th, 2:00-5:00pm

    The National Drug Plan Hearings are organized by the Canadian Health
Coalition and sponsored in Ontario by the Ontario Health Coalition to give
Canadians a chance to tell their stories about access to drugs.
    "The vast majority of working families in Toronto don't have drug
coverage through their workplace. For too many the choice is sometimes a stark
as paying their rent or paying for drugs," said Carolyn Eagan, Chair of the
Toronto Health Coalition.

    The Ontario Health Coalition is the broadest representative public
interest voice on health care in Ontario. The coalition represents more than
400 member organizations, 78 local health coalitions and thousands of
individuals committed to protecting our public health services. The coalition
is non-profit and non-partisan, with members from all major political parties.

    The Canadian Health Coalition is a not-for-profit, non-partisan
organization dedicated to protecting and expanding Canada's public health
system for the benefit of all Canadians. The CHC was founded in 1979 at a
S.O.S. Medicare conference attended by Tommy Douglas, Justice Emmett Hall and
Monique Begin. The coalition includes organizations representing seniors,
women, churches, nurses, health care workers and anti-poverty activists from
across Canada

For further information:

For further information: Ontario Health Coalition, (416) 441-2502

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