Health focus of rally

The event will be held in front of Vernon Jubilee Hospital Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

A rally to support Canada’s health care system is moving ahead in Vernon.

The event will be held in front of Vernon Jubilee Hospital Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Jacqui Gingras, federal NDP candidate, says residents should be concerned about $36 billion in health care cuts initiated by the Conservative government.

“March 31 is the first anniversary of these draconian cuts,” she said.

“Unless we as Canadians stand up to this government there will be $5 billion less for British Columbia hospitals and other facilities at a time when our aging population needs health care even more.”