This is a reminder of the upcoming town hall meetings near you. As you know, the recent “austerity budget” threatens more cuts to hospitals and health services all across Ontario. All concerned citizens are asked to take part in learning about cuts and their impact on local communities and to get involved in the fight to stop cuts to health care.
To date, the town halls have been very successful and have attracted many concerned individuals to voice their own questions and concerns and to get involved in fighting back against cuts. Below, please find a list of the remaining town hall meetings. This is your chance to get involved and make a difference.
Kingston – Wednesday May 23 at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School, located at 130 Russell Street from 7-9 pm – with guest speakers Kathleen Lahey (Professor, Queen’s University) Dennis Howlett (Canadians for Tax Fairness), Sara Labelle (OPSEU), Michael Hurley (CUPE/OCHU), Natalie Mehra (OHC), and ICU Nurse Peter Stroud as Emcee.
Cornwall – Thursday May 24 at the Navy Veterans Club, located at 30 6th St East from 7-9 pm – with guest speakers Dennis Howlett (Canadians for Tax Fairness), Ross Sutherland R.N., MA, Anne Clark (ONA), Natalie Mehra (OHC) and Elaine MacDonald (Cornwall City Councillor and co-chair of the Cornwall Health Coalition) as Emcee.
Ottawa – Saturday May 26 at the Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch located at 120 Metcalfe St from 1-3 pm – with Dennis Howlett (Canadians for Tax Fairness), Marlene Rivier (OPSEU), Ross Sutherland R.N., MA, Anne Clark (ONA), Natalie Mehra (OHC) and Pauline Tam, health reporter for the Ottawa Citizen as Emcee.
Matheson – Monday May 28 at the Floyd Hembruff Civic Centre located at 387 Hwy 11 from 7-9 pm – with Dr. Gayle Broad, (Associate Professor, Algoma University), James Moffat (retired, Sheet Metal Workers Union), Natalie Mehra (OHC) and Ben Lefebvre from the Northeastern Ontario Health Coalition as Emcee.
Sault Ste. Marie – Wednesday May 30 at the Moose Lodge, located at 543 Trunk Road from 7-9 pm – with Dr. Gayle Broad (Associate Professor, Algoma University), Rob Giovagnoli (CAW), and Natalie Mehra (OHC)
Thunder Bay – Thursday May 31at the Waverley Resource Library, located at 285 Red River Rd from 7-9 pm – with Trish Hennessy (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives), Diane Parker (ONA), Kari Jefford (CAW), Mary Cory (OPSEU) and Natalie Mehra (OHC)
Kenora – Saturday June 2 at the Best Western Lakeside Inn, located at 470 First Avenue South from 1-3 pm -with Natalie Mehra (OHC), Michael Hurley (CUPE/OCHU) and Shelley Bujold of CJBN as Emcee.
Sudbury – Tuesday June 5 at the Legion Branch 76, located at 1553 Weller Street from 7-9 pm – with Dr. Gayle Broad (Associate Professor, Algoma University), Natalie Mehra (OHC), Manny Carvalho (SEIU) and Carol Mulligan of the Sudbury Star as Emcee.
Windsor – Wednesday June 6 at the CAW 195/2458 Union Hall, located at 3400 Somme Ave from 7-9 pm – with Jim Stanford (straight-talking economist from the CAW) and Natalie Mehra (OHC).
Please stay tuned to facebook and twitter @OntarioHealthC for more updates as we tour the province. All interested individuals are asked to attend a meeting in their region and get involved in the fight back against cuts to health care. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Ontario Health Coalition by phone at 416-441-2502 or by email.