Make migrant workers eligible for public health insurance – Successfully achieved!
Campaign Update – May 2013: At the official release of the MWSN/CCPA report Migrant Voices: Stories of Seasonal Agricultural Workers in Manitoba, the Manitoba government announced it would be extending provincial health care benefits to migrant farm workers coming in to Manitoba through the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program. We no longer need supporters to write the Ministers to push for health benefits for migrant farm workers, but ask that you instead contact the Minister of Health & the Minister of Immigration and voice your appreciation for agreeing that migrant workers deserve health care too!
You can send a letter to the Manitoba Minister of Health, Teresa Oswald, asking her to make migrant workers in Manitoba eligible for public health insurance. Print off the Letter to the Minister of Health, sign it (be sure to include your return address on the letter!) and mail it to the Minister of Health at:
Honourable Theresa Oswald
Minister of Health
302 Legislative Building
450 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8
If you can also send it to the Minister of Immigration, Christine Melnick, that would be helpful – many issues related to migrant workers in Manitoba fall under her portfolio. You can send mail to her at:
Honourable Christine Melnick
Minister of Health
317 Legislative Building
450 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8
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