Vote In The Volunteer-Led Referendum To Save Our Local Hospital Services

“I truly believe that we will succeed, and that together, we can stop the hospital cuts and restore local services.” – Ontario Health Coalition director Natalie Mehra

A Call-Out from the Ontario Health Coalition

Posted May 17th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

The response has been overwhelming!

All across Ontario, residents who are concerned about stopping the cuts to our community hospitals and restoring services are joining in the grassroots campaign.

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Voting stations have been set-up at farmers’ markets, grocery stores, corner stores, legions, churches, and many other locations all across the province.

Volunteers will be staffing those locations on Saturday, May 28 and leading into the big voting day (May 28). People are organizing “advance polls” at community events and markets.

We know that if together we can build this big enough, it will be impossible for our provincial government to ignore. I truly believe that we will succeed, and that together, we can stop the hospital cuts and restore local services.

Thank you for all that you are doing!

Natalie Mehra, Executive Director, Ontario Health Coalition

Scroll down to find out how you can hold a community vote or a workplace vote. Please also find below our current advance and May 28 voting locations, along with campaign and media updates.

What You Can Do To Help –

  • Host a voting station in your community
  • Contact your local stores, schools, churches and set-up voting stations!
  • Hold a workplace vote in your workplace
  • Set-up a voting station at your workplace and get your colleagues to vote!
  • Drop leaflets off in your neighbourhood or help deliver them to other towns

Every little meaningful act counts! It’s that easy!ontario health coalition logo

Ontario-wide Referendum:

Here’s where you can vote! All voting locations are open during regular business hours unless otherwise stated.

Hamilton

ADVANCE VOTING LOCATIONS

Gore Park, King St. E. & James St. S., Hamilton, Tuesday May 17, 3 p.m. – 4-p.m.

Outside of RBC Royal Bank, 555 Concession St., Hamilton, Friday May 20, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Hamilton Farmer’s Market, (outside entrance on York St.), Saturday May 21, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

MAY 28 VOTING LOCATIONS

Farm Fresh Country Market, 390 Barton St. E., Stoney Creek

Queenston Stationary and Postal Station, 38 King St. E., Stoney Creek

Steelworkers’ Hall, 350 Kenilworth Ave., 2nd Floor, Hamilton

Niagara

ADVANCE VOTING LOCATIONS

Port Colborne, Wainfleet & Welland Town Halls, Weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pelham Market, 20 Pelham Square, Fonthill, May 19, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Fuzzy Logic, 128 East Main St., Welland, May 19, 8 p.m.

Farmer’s Market, Market Square, Port Colborne, May 20, 9 a.m. – 12 noon

Friends Over 50, 554 Fielden Ave., Port Colborne, May 20, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Seaway Mall (Cruise Night), 800 Niagara St., Welland, May 20, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Port Colborne Library, 301 King St., Port Colborne, May 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pelham Market, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill, May 26 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

No Frills, 53 West Side Rd., Port Colborne, May 21, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Seaway Mall, 800 Niagara St., Welland, May 27, 12:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Market Square, Port Colborne, May 27, 9 a.m. – 12 noon

Friends Over 50, 554 Fielden Ave., Port Colborne, May 27, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Farmer’s Market, Market Square, Port Colborne, May 27, 9 a.m. – 12 noon

MAY 28 VOTING LOCATIONS

All Saints Church, 80 Forks Rd., Dain City, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Farmer’s Market, 70 Young St. Welland, 8 a.m. – 12 noon

Seaway Mall, 800 Niagara St., Welland

Fresco at Rose City Plaza, 815 Ontario St., Welland

Wainfleet Library, 31909 Park St., Wainfleet, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

No Frills, 53 West Side St., Port Colborne, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Port Colborne Library, 301 King St., Port Colborne

Grimsby Community Centre, 162 Livingston Ave., Grimsby, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

To learn more about the Ontario Health Coalition and its advocacy efforts for quality public health care services in the province, and for a complete list of voting locations in other regions of the province click on – http://www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca/ .

NOW IT IS YOUR TURN. Niagara At Large encourages you to share your views on this post. A reminder that we only post comments by individuals who share their first and last name with them.

Visit Niagara At Large at www.niagaraatlarge.com for more news and commentary for and from the greater bi-national Niagara region.

“A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders

 

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