59 Cents: Refugee health care campaign launched

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Some Winnipeg students are mounting a national “59 Cents Campaign” to fight the federal cuts in funding for refugee health care. They have released this video asking all Canadians to send $.59 to Stephen Harper (what it would cost each person in the country to keep the refugee health program running).

Starting in July, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will stop paying for supplemental health benefits for refugees during their first year here. After the cuts were announced, health-care professionals rallied in protest across Canada.

Read about the campaign: Send 59 cents to PM (Winnipeg Free Press)