City of Peterborough is one of most recent municipalities to pass Ontario Health Coalition’s Council Resolution against the cuts
A Call-Out from the Ontario Health Coalition, a public advocacy group for quality public health care
Posted November 5th, 2019 on Niagara At Large
Late this October, the City of Peterborough joined Toronto, Lambton County, Kingsville, and others to pass a municipal council resolution from the Ontario Health Coalition calling on the Ford government to stop its cuts/plans to eliminate local public health, ambulance/paramedic, hospital and long-term care services.
Thank you to the Peterborough Health Coalition!
The resolution began its journey across Ontario in Lambton County where it was introduced by Sarnia’s Mayor Mike Bradley.
CTV’s coverage of the story is here –<https://london.ctvnews.ca/municipalities-pushing-back-over-ontario-health-care-cuts-1.4652451>.
A video of the resolution passing Toronto City Council is here – <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv1TdIJdeio&fbclid=IwAR104j1T8ufAbK7e2eQnGCFNoq2VowKf0L07iAFSRWohyBWTcsukyEVQObc>.
Volunteers are working on moving the motion through Councils in Sault Ste.Marie, St. Joseph Island, Brampton, Caledon, Clarington, Cockburn Island, Cornwall, Durham, Hamilton, Kawartha Lakes, Kingston, Mississauga, Niagara, Oshawa, Peel, Pickering, Sarnia, Scugog, Thunder Bay, Township of Prince,Uxbridge and Whitby, among others.
Click here<https://www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca/index.php/call-out-mass-stadium-filling-events-to-save-the-services-that-save-us-posters-key-materials-and-resources/>for background on the planned cuts.
Click here<https://www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca/index.php/update-mounting-health-care-cuts/>for full list and analysis of Ford government health care cuts.
*Our fightback is funded by donations from regular people. We cannot do it without you. Please click here and donate to help us save our local publichealth, ambulance, hospital and long-term care services.
** DONATE NOW <http://www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca/index.php/donate-now/>!
You can also watch a video, featuring Cathryn Hoy of the Ontario Nurses’ Association joins Natalie Mehra, executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition speaking out about the cuts by clicking on the following link – 1.mp4<https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fUqi0ayM3wU2BP9imYZ1x299AeZb2kyR/view?usp=drive_web>
About the Ontario Health Coalition – Our primary goal is to protect and improve our public health care system. We work to honour and strengthen the principles of the Canada Health Act. 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. We are a non-profit, non-partisan public interest activist coalition and network.
Our members include: seniors’ groups; patients’ organizations; unions; nurses and health professionals’ organizations; physicians and physician organizations that support the public health system; non-profit community agencies; student groups; ethnic and cultural organizations; residents’ and family councils; retirees; poverty and equality-seeking groups; women’s organizations, and others.
For more information on the Ontario Health Coalition and its advocacy work, click on – www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca
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