Friday, December 18, 2009

Palin booted from hospital fundraiser

It's not like it ever made sense for a far right opponent of public healthcare who called for Canada to dismantle its universal system and let big business take over to help raise funds for a public hospital.

HAMILTON, Ont. - Sarah Palin has been given the boot as a celebrity fundraiser for hospitals in Hamilton, Ont., but she will come to town raise money for a local children’s charity instead.

Palin has brought the American health care debate to Canada and it is causing a storm of controversy as concerned hospital supporters have protested her appearance to raise money for two local institutions in April.

The former vice-presidential candidate was supposed to speak at a fund-raising event for the Juravinski Cancer Centre and St. Peter’s Hospital in Hamilton. But a backlash of negative publicity cancelled those plans.

The Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation received about 60 angry calls and e-mails from residents since the event was announced last week. About 10 people said they would not be donating to any event in which Palin has a role.

Palin is an out-spoken conservative critic of new public health care plans in the U.S. and is scornful of Canada’s universal health care system.


no_blah_blah_blah said...

It was a bizarre idea, which made about as much sense as getting Senator Infole to speak at a fundraiser for Greenpeace.

dwanadmayon said...

nice job...........................................................

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