Rally to stop privatization of healthcare set for downtown Oakville

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Published May 2, 2022 at 12:30 pm

The Ontario Health Coalition is holding a rally to stop privatization of the healthcare system at the town square in downtown Oakville this Friday. OHC PHOTO

The Ontario Health Coalition’s (OHC) fight to stop privatization of public health care is taking to the streets of Oakville.

The group will be at the Town Square on Lakeshore Rd. and George St. in downtown Oakville this Friday (May 6), from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. handing out information residents can use to “ask informed questions” of their local provincial election candidates.


Lawn, window and car signs will be available.

The OHC says it is looking to stop health care privatization, including cuts to long-term care, hospitals, home care and more by Premier Doug Ford and his provincial government.

The group says:

  • We will not let the Ford Government expand private hospitals.
  • We will not accept the privatization of 18,000 LTC beds for the next 30-yrs.
  • We will not let them privatize the last remaining public parts of home care.
  • We will stop the privatization of vaccines and COVID-testing, and more.
  • We will not allow the Ford Government to implement permanent cuts to public services post-election.

The OHC represents more than 400 member organizations and a network of local health coalitions and individual members in the province.

Its members include seniors’ groups, patients’ organizations, unions, nurses, health professionals’ organizations; physicians and physician organizations and others.

The OHC says its primary goal is to protect and improve the public health care system.

“We are led by our shared commitment to core values of equality, democracy, social inclusion and social justice; and by the five principles of the Act: universality; comprehensiveness; portability; accessibility and public administration,” it stated on its website. “We are a non-profit, non-partisan public interest activist coalition and network.”

 

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