The Ontario Well being Coalition says it’s able to defend public and non-profit well being care and is hoping to ship a message to the Progressive Conservative authorities.
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Jeff Hanks with the London Well being Coalition stated roughly 150 buses from throughout the province, together with two from London, will likely be heading to Queen’s Park on Tuesday to protest cuts to well being care and the potential for privatization.
Hanks referenced modifications to the province’s paramedic providers, cuts to public well being, and the merger of LHINs to create a Tremendous Company.
“There’s no query yow will discover efficiencies, however you might want to discuss to the individuals on the entrance traces,” Hanks argued.
“The Ontario Chamber of Commerce did a report, they need well being care open for enterprise. They need to use well being care as a $52-billion driver of the Ontario financial system and now individuals from that group are on the well being care board… It’s identical to [Doug Ford] is handing it over to the non-public sector.”
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In a 2017 report, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) said that it believes “the non-public sector has a job to play alongside a sturdy and sustainable public well being care system” and that the well being care system can develop into “an financial driver.”
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The 2 buses from London will depart from Masonville Mall at 8:30 Tuesday morning.
“They’re nearly full however we’ll take anyone, we’ll work out a approach to get you down there if you wish to go. Simply name me at 226-448-3067,” stated Hanks.
“I’m simply begging individuals, everybody in Ontario wants to face up and say no to this as a result of we all know what American-style well being care is like: the wealthy get to go to the entrance of the road and the remainder of us wait.”
Premier Doug Ford has beforehand said that modifications to healthcare in Ontario will lead to management-level job losses however that front-line jobs could be protected.
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