|CARP PRESS CONFERENCE AND RALLY AT QUEEN’S PARK
TUESDAY, SEPT. 18 – 10.30 AM
CARP is working with a grass-roots citizens group, the Ontario Citizens Cancer Coalition, to make an election issue out of Ontario’s shocking record on funding cancer drugs and PET scans:
- SECOND WORST among all Canadian provinces, in fully funding access to newer intravenous cancer drugs
- WORST among all Canadian provinces, in funding access to PET scans
We’re already running radio commercials, and we’ve made this issue the highlight of our NoMoreWaiting web site (www.nomorewaiting.info).
We’ve also sent a letter to all three party leaders, demanding a commitment to bring Ontario to parity with BC, the leader in funding of cancer drugs, and to parity with Quebec, the leader in funding of PET scans. We hope to use the fact that there’s a provincial election set for October 10, as a means of pressuring politicians to take action.
To give our campaign wider publicity, we’re staging a press conference and rally at the Ontario legislature building, Queen’s Park, Toronto, on Tuesday, September 18 at 10.30 a.m.
We need your support! We’re encouraging all CARP members in and near the GTA to join us at this important event, and to bring as many friends and family as possible. Click here to get all the details of how you can participate.
The more people we have at the event, the more press coverage we’ll get – and the stronger our position will be with the politicians.
Thanks for giving this your attention!