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September 24, 2002
 
Message to Federal Health Minister: "Speak up or Resign"
 
OTTAWA -- The Canadian Association of Radiologists and the Canadian
Health Coalition have joined forces to analyse the impact and
consequences of the move towards privatization and two-tier health care
recently announced in Nova Scotia, Alberta and Ontario.
 
The conclusions of the analysis have raised grave concerns about safety
of patients, appropriateness of care, ethical conduct of professionals,
liability issues and international trade implications.
 
Both organizations are calling on Health Minister Anne McLellan to
exercise her ministerial duty to protect the national health system, or
resign.
 
Where:  Charles Lynch Prese Room (130-S), Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Date:   Wednesday, September 25th, 2002
Time:   11:30 am
 
Participants: 
Ian Hammond, MD, President, Canadian Association of Radiologists
Normand Laberge, CEO, Canadian Association of Radiologists
Shirley Douglas, Spokesperson, Canadian Health Coalition
Steven Schrybman, International trade lawyer, Sack, Goldblatt, Mitchell
 
For more information:
Michael McBane, Canadian Health Coalition, (613) 521-3400, ext. 308
Pierre Bouchard, Canadian Association of Radiologists, (514) 951-7516