Jan 23, 2019
Jan 23, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott, Dalhousie Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Join the OFL and the Ontario Health Coalition for a Pre-Budget Rally!
Members of Provincial Parliament on the Government Committee for Finance & Economic Affairs are travelling across Ontario for public hearings on the Ontario Budget.
Ontarians voted to improve public health care and other services. In the provincial election Doug Ford promised repeatedly to “solve hallway medicine” and improve long-term care. But the government has yet to reopen hospital beds, restore closed services, and plan to meet our communities’ needs in our local public hospitals. Each year, care falls farther behind need in long-term care. In fact, Ontario ranks at the bottom of Canada in these issues.
Much more can and must be done to improve services. In the meantime, the government has engaged consultants to come up with plans to cut and privatize health care and other public services.
Join the rally and send a strong message.
Ford’s health care cuts to date:
· Cut investment in mental health by $335 million.
· Cut all new safe injection sites.
· Cut funding for the College of Midwives after 25 years.
· Cut education, social assistance, disability and environmental programs.