Ontario Health Coalition’s mass protest to stop the Ford government’s privatization of our public hospitals’ core services
Join the Ontario Health Coalition, trade unions, workers and allies on Monday, September 25, 2023 at noon for a mass protest to stop the Ford government’s privatization of our public hospitals’ core services.
We will make a major show of strength to set the tone for the reopening of the Ontario Legislature (Queen’s Park).
For Northern Ontario where it is too far to travel in to Queen’s Park events will be held at:
Thunder Bay, Mini-Queen’s Park 12 noon
Dryden, Outside MPP Greg Rickford’s office, 439 Government St, 11:30 am Dryden time
Algoma, TBA 12 noon
We are not going away.
We are unalterably opposed to the privatization of our public hospitals.
We paid for them. We built them. They do not belong to the Ford government to run them into crisis, gut their core services and privatize them.
We demand that the Ford government:
Stop the privatization of our public hospitals
Stop creating a crisis in our public hospitals by underfunding them, cutting and closing services, and trying to roll back wages of nurses, health professionals & support staff,
Expand the use of existing ORs in our public hospitals, and
Expand capacity in our public hospitals & restore closed services.
Note: The Ford government has chosen the date of the re-opening of the Legislature and it falls on Yom Kippur. We are working with our members in the Jewish community to mark this and make accommodations. We will share more details as they are organized.
The Ford government will try to move forward and ignore the citizen-led referendum that we just built together. We cannot let them.
More than 400,000 people voted, and 99% of them votes against the privatization of our public hospitals’ core services. That is massive and unprecedented. It means 1 of every 30 Ontarians voted. It means almost everyone will know someone who voted. Opinion polls are showing upwards of 80% of Ontarians think the Ford government is doing a poor or very poor job on health care. Ontarians get it. As the Ontario Legislature re-opens in the fall, let’s make it visible and powerful. Let us build on our extraordinary achievements and make it impossible for the Ford government to carry on unchallenged.
Ultimately, it will be politically impossible for them to continue to privatize our public hospitals’ services against the will of the vast majority of Ontarians. Let us make that happen sooner than later because every service we lose is extremely hard to get back.Share on Facebook Share on Twitter