Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Yesterday's National Day of Action for Refugee Health Care

Yesterday doctors, nurses, health workers and concerned members of the public held rallies across Canada to demand restoration of federal funding for the Interim Federal Health Program which provides health care for refugees and asylum seekers in Canada. 

Here are some photos from the Vancouver rally.

Media Coverage:

BC doctors, nurses protest refugee health cuts

MDs call on Ottawa to retract changes

Refugees ask feds to restore benefits

Canadan doctors stage 'day of action' to protest refugee health care cuts

The Specator's View: Refugee Health Cuts Exposed As A Failure

Cuts to refugee health-care continue to endanger lives

Doctors plead for cuts to refugee health coverage to be reversed

Doctors say public purse and public health at risk because of federal cuts

Refugees suffer consequences of federal spending cuts, doctors say

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