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Nova Scotia retirees focus on health care at ‘best convention yet’

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The new NSFUR Executive, from left to right: President Larry Wark, Sergeant-at-Arms Wally Power, Recording-Secretary Sandra Whitehead and Vice-President-at-Large Ken Taylor. Missing: First Vice President David Huskins.

 

Dr. Cindy Forbes, president of the Canadian Medical Association and NSFUR President Larry Wark

Dr. Cindy Forbes, president of the Canadian Medical Association and NSFUR President Larry Wark

Health care, prescription drugs and the Walk for PTSD were all on the agenda when more than 40 people attended the trienniel convention of the Nova Scotia Federation of Union Retirees on April 8.

“I feel it was our best convention yet,” reports Larry Wark, who was re-elected as president. “We sent out a press release and were pleased to see a reporter from Global News who did in-depth interviews with paramedic Nicole Monaghan, an advocate for first responders from International Union of Operating Engineers Local 727, and Dr. Cindy Forbes, president of the Canadian Medical Association, after their presentations. We made the suppertime news. That is a first for NSFUR.”

Participants also engaged in a lengthy question-and-answer session with NS Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh on issues facing the labour movement today. Other speakers included Tony Tracy, Canadian Labour Congress, with an update on campaigns and pharmacist Chris Cairns, whose informative presentation on prescription drugs generated a good response.

The elected executive members are:
David Huskins, First Vice President
Wally Power, Sergeant-at-Arms
Sandra Whitehead, Recording-Secretary
Ken Taylor, Vice-President-at-Large.

NSFUR will continue the focus on building communications that took shape in 2015 and resulted in new memberships.

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