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May 6, 2003

 

Since Medicare began, Ontario’s hospitals & MRI/CT clinics have been operated on a non-profit basis. But this is under threat like never before. The provincial Conservatives have announced plans to privatize our hospitals and clinics.  They’re planning to pay for-profit corporations to design, build, own and operate hospitals and rent them back to us in leases that last 20 - 60 years.  They’re also planning to give contracts to corporations to sell MRI and CT scans for-profit instead of providing them as a service in hospitals.

Save Medicare. Stop For-Profit Healthcare.
Join the province-wide events. Contact information for local events across Ontario below.

 

Toronto Event:
March, 2 Tier Bus & People Over Profit Pavilion
2:30 pm, May 10
Start at corner of Front & Bay Sts. and march to the People Over Profit Pavilion at Dundas Square
Join the march, hop on the 2-Tier double-decker bus, watch the profiteer stilt-walkers and puppets, join artists and authors, workers and community members to stop the for-profit takeover of cornerstone Medicare services.
For more information call the Ontario Health Coalition 416-441-2502 or the Toronto Health Coalition 416-929-1545.

Cross Ontario Events:
Motorcade, bicycle and minivan caravans, teach ins, rallies and barbeques planned across Ontario.  To join your local event please contact your local health coalition as follows:
All will meet for rallies/car/bus/bike/van decorating and will cavalcade through their hometowns

West & Southwestern Ontario
Windsor - 8:30 am - Daimler Chrysler parking lot (Walker & Tecumseh), 519-256-8082
Chatham - 9:15 am - call us! 416-441-2502
London - 10:15 am - CAW local 27 parking lot (606 1st St. - S. of Oxford), 519-433-4403
Woodstock – 11 am - CAW local 636, 126 Beale St., 519-539-6626
Kitchener/Waterloo - 12 noon – Petro Can Service Station just east of Cambridge on 401, 519-893-3974
Guelph - 12 noon - carpool parking lot at bottom of Old No. 6 at 401, 519-767-0084
Brampton - 12 noon - CAW parking lot, 6 Beach St., 905-452-7470
Owen Sound/Port Elgin - call us! 519-389-4490
Goderich – 9 am - Suncoast Mall, 519-524-5036

Niagara
Port Colborne - 10 am - Labour Council Hall parking, 133 Durham St.  905-835-5021
Welland - 10:30 am  - CAW l.523 Hall, 16 Steel St. 905-735-4223
Niagara Falls - 11 am -  Niagara Square, 905-371-3071
Ft. Erie – 10 am – Leisureplex, 905-371-3071
St. Catharines - 10:30 am – CAW Local 199, 124 Bunting Rd. 905-641-1646
Hamilton - 11:30 am - back of Centre Mall, near Kenilworth, 905-516-5690
Burlington -11:30 am – Fairview GO Station parking lot, between Brant St. & Guelph Line, 905-634-8304

Southeastern Ontario, Kawarthas, Markham/Stouffville
Lindsay – 11 am - Bonfire Restaurant, Hwy 35 and 7, across from Trent Chev-Old, 705-324-7841
Peterborough - 11 am - General Electric Parking Lot, Monaghan Rd., 705-745-2446
Ottawa – call us! 613-244-2817
Cornwall -  613-938-7763
Brockville - TBA - call us! 416-441-2502
Kingston – 9 am – Greenridge Plaza at Montreal and Sutherland, 613-374-5211
Belleville – 10:15 am – NW Corner parking lot, Quinte Mall (near Sears)
Brighton - 10:30 am – carpool parking lot, at Hwy. 30 & 401 613-475-3194
Cobourg - 10:45 am – rest stop at Easton’s Service Centre, Hwy 28 & 401, 905-377-8375
Oshawa - 12 noon - CAW Local 222 - 905-434-5922
Markham/Stouffville -12 noon - NE corner of Home Depot parking lot, corner of 48th and 14th, 905-294-3691

North/Central Ontario
Sudbury – call 705-560-2776
North Bay – call 705-494-8033
Midland/Penetanguishene -  time TBA – Midland Harbour Parking Lot, 416-443-7662
Bracebridge - TBA - A&P Plaza, 705-645-7235
Orillia - 10 am - Orillia Opera House parking lot, West St. 705-326-9809
Collingwood – 10 am – Hume St. by the hospital, 705-445-5691
Barrie – TBA - call us! 416-441-2502

Toronto  for more information call 416-929-1545
 

Don’t see your town on this list? CALL US!
Ontario Health Coalition 416-441-2502