Rally Against Hospital Cuts Across Ontario

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Patients, Concerned Citizens and Workers to Rally Against Hospital Cuts
at Ontario Government’s Pre-Budget Consultations across Ontario

 

This week, when Members of Provincial Parliament travel across the province for pre-budget consultations, they will be met at each stop with community protests over devastating hospital cuts and privatization. Local health coalitions in Hamilton, Windsor, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Ottawa and Toronto will be holding noon rallies outside of each of the pre-budget hearing consultations.

 

Ontario has dropped to last place in Canada in hospital funding. We are now in the ninth year of real-dollar cuts to global hospital budgets. Patients are paying the price: they are being left on stretchers in hallways, surgeries are being cancelled and vital health services are being privatized, subject to user fees, or moved out of town. The Coalition is calling on Ontario’s government to restore our public hospital funding to at least the average of all the other provinces in Canada.

 

Where and When

Windsor: Tuesday, January 19, 12 noon at Caesar’s Windsor, 377 Riverside Dr. E.

Thunder Bay: Wednesday, January 20, 12 noon at the Valhalla Inn, 1 Valhalla Inn Dr.

Sault Ste. Marie: Thursday, January 21, 12 noon at the Delta Waterfront Hotel, 208 St. Mary’s River Dr.

Ottawa: Friday, January 22, 12 noon at the Marriot Hotel, 100 Kent St. N.

Toronto: Monday, February 1, 12 noon at Queen’s Park (main south facing doors)

What Rally to stop devastating hospital cuts.

For more information: contact Rolf Gerstenberger, 289-260-9547 (Hamilton), Ken Lewenza Jr., 519-819-0830 (Windsor), Jules Tupker, 807-577-5946 (Thunder Bay), Margo Dale, 705-254-2885 (Sault Ste. Marie), Al Dupuis, 613-808-7710 (Ottawa), or the OHC office, 416-441-2502.

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