Rally to Save the Services that Save Us

    November 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Algoma University, George Leach Centre
    1520 Queen St E
    Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2G4
    Sara McCleary

    No matter who you are, if you live in Ontario you’ll feel the impact of the cuts to health services being made by the Ford Government. That’s why the Ontario and Sault Area Health Coalitions invite you to come out to an indoor rally to learn more about what’s being done and how it will affect you and your family.

    At 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 30, come to the George Leach Centre at Algoma University to hear from speakers from various backgrounds sharing their stories and information about how the Sault will be affected by the healthcare cuts. We’ll hear from representatives from public health, paramedic services, and the public sector unions, as well as patients who have felt the real-life impacts of funding cuts to health care. The always entertaining Tim Murphy will be acting as MC.

    The goal of this family-friendly event is to build enough political pressure on the Doug Ford government to stop plans to eliminate up to 25 of 35 local Public Health Units, eliminate up to 49 of 59 local ambulance/paramedic services and 12 of 22 local dispatch units and merge them down to 10; to stop plans to cut Public Health and long-term care funding and the offloading of costs to municipalities, and; to stop real-dollar cuts to hospitals and long-term care homes. The Coalition is also working to protect home care and health care services from privatization.


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