TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/28/13 -- What: Day of Action at Queen's Park Main Legislative Building
Citizens from communities across Ontario will bus, van and car pool to Queen's Park on June 4 to participate in a Day of Action to protect local health care services. Hospital funding continues to be cut every year - and small and rural hospitals are under grave threat. Already, some communities are facing major service cuts that threaten the future viability of their local community hospitals - and this is after only the first year of a 5-year "austerity" plan by the provincial government. On June 4, citizens from across the province will stand up to protect local hospital services. Events include a rally at the Ministry of Health, a media conference, meetings with rural MPPs and a meeting with all three political parties. Momentum is building as more and more communities from across Ontario are organizing to participate.
Participating communities include:
Quinte West, contact Sally Freeman 613-392-2841 x4489 - bus will leave 8 am from the Ramada Inn, Trenton Petrolia & Lambton County, contact Arlene Patterson 519-542-1895 - van(s) will leave at 7:30 am from Arlene's house Wallaceburg & Chatham, contact Shirley Roebuck 519-677-4460 - van(s) will leave at 7 am from the Walmart mall parking lot near the Beer Store Niagara, contact Sue Hotte 905-932-1646 - Pick-ups are being arranged Perth and Smiths Falls, contact John Jackson 613-285-4048 - bus will leave Perth at 6:30 am from Barnabe's Grocery Store at the mall and 7 am from the Smiths Falls Walmart Iroquois Falls, contact Mike Garneau 705-221-2525 vans are being coordinated Alexandria and Cornwall
When: Tuesday June 4, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Queen's Park, Main Legislative Building
Ontario Health Coalition