Media Advisory - NDP Leader Carole James to speak at Health Sciences Association's 38th annual convention

    VANCOUVER, April 23 /CNW/ - The Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA)
will kick off its 38th annual convention Friday, April 24, 2009 at the
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street.
    A Vision for Change is the theme of this year's convention, as delegates
consider a number of resolutions to set priorities for the union's future. HSA
is pleased to host keynote speaker Carole James, Leader of the Opposition.

    Highlights of the convention include:

    Friday, April 24

    -   9:20 a.m. Reid Johnson, President, Health Sciences Association of BC
    -   11:00 a.m. Keynote address by Carole James, Leader, BC New Democratic
    -   1:00 p.m. Jim Sinclair, President, BC Federation of Labour

    Saturday, April 25

    -   9:00 a.m. Election of HSA President
    -   12:00 noon Panel discussion on health and social costs of poverty,
        with special guest Seth Klein, Director, Canadian Centre for Policy
        Alternatives - BC Office
    -   1:15 p.m. David Rice, Regional Director, Canadian Labour Congress -
        Pacific Region
    -   1:45 p.m. Larry Brown, Secretary-Treasurer, National Union of Public
        and General Employees

    (xx) Media registration will take place in the foyer of the British
    Columbia Ballroom. Convention proceedings begin at 9:00 am daily.

For further information:

For further information: Miriam Sobrino, Director of Communications,
(604) 439-0994

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