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Cornwall Chapter of the Ontario Health Coalition plans bus to Toronto Rally

Jason Setnyk
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Cornwall Chapter of the Ontario Health Coalition plans bus to Toronto Rally
In the photo (left to right): Louise Lanctot, Diane Besner, Elaine MacDoanld, and Diane Morin. The Cornwall Chapter of the Ontario Health Coalition is planning a bus trip to Queen's Park on Tuesday September 13th. The rally to safeguard Public Health Care starts at 12 Noon in Toronto.

Cornwall - Aug. 26, 2011 - The Cornwall Chapter of the Ontario Health Coalition is planning a bus trip to Queen's Park on Tuesday September 13th. The rally to safeguard Public Health Care starts at 12 Noon in Toronto. The co-chairs of the Cornwall Chapter of the Ontario Health Coalition, Diane Morin and Elaine MacDonald, hosted a public meeting at the board room of the Cornwall Public Library on Thursday. According to Elaine MacDonald, “We are presenting our demands to the three parties of what we want for policies”.

The purpose of the rally is to address several key points: (1) Full service local hospitals safe from fear of cuts, and a stop to closed ERs and rural hospital closures. (2) A right to access comprehensive chronic care whether a patient is in a hospital, a nursing home, or home care. (3) Action to address severe front-line staffing shortages. (4) Improvements and new capacity built in public and non-profit agencies and institutions.

In addition to the Toronto bus, the Coalition is going to be very busy over the next few weeks. Elaine MacDonald will speak on behalf of the Ontario Health Coalition during the Labour Day celebrations at Lamoureux Park between 10am and 3pm on September 5th . The local chapter of the Ontario Health Coalition will also provide some of the questions during the Cornwall and District Labour Council All Candidates debate on September 7th at the Cornwall Legion starting at 7pm. Elaine who is also a candidate in the upcoming provincial election will not take part in creating the questions and will not receive the questions in advance of the other candidates.

The bus September 13th is expected to leave at 5:30am and return to Cornwall at 8pm For more information and if you are interested in a spot on the bus call Diane Morin at 613-936-0980.

For more information on the Ontario Health Coalition visit: ontariohealthcoalition.ca


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