Today will likely be the biggest Ontario Health Coalition demonstration at Queen’s Park since 2008.
Across Ontario seniors groups, union activists and family members frustrated with their own access to care will be boarding more than 40 buses, some in the pre-dawn darkness on an abnormally cold November morning.
The coalition has spent weeks organizing the day’s event to convince the Wynne government that privatizing more hospital services is not the road to good quality care or sustainable long term costs.
When: Friday, November 21 / 12 Noon
Where: Queen’s Park and University Avenue
Last spring the government was set to begin competitions for hospital services. Theoretically these competitions were to be between not-for-profit private clinics and the public hospitals, although the reality is there are very few not-for-profit clinics in the province. You might say most people were thinking of the not-for-profit edict with a wink.
Hospitals complained that it made it difficult for them to plan when their services would be left up to the caprice of the market.