Remembering Shirley Douglas

The Canadian Health Coalition is saddened to learn about the passing of our dear friend Shirley Douglas.

Shirley tirelessly gave her time to be a national spokesperson for our organization over many years from coast to coast to coast. She brought her personal commitment and passion for our cause, building upon the legacy of her father, Tommy Douglas.

Shirley had an intimate knowledge of the birth of Medicare and was a fierce defender of Canada’s public health care system. She spoke up against provincial privatization agendas, international trade agreements that undermined public health care, and powerful for-profit health corporations.

Our deepest condolences to her family and friends.

Shirley Douglas will be deeply missed.

 

 

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