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Calling ALL ARM Members...



The situation has never been more urgent...

The Ford government is dismantling public non-profit health care, closing local public hospitals’ emergency departments and other vital services. They are privatizing hospital care, long-term care, primary care and other services to for-profit corporations.

They are allowing for-profit clinics to charge patients hundreds — or even thousands — of dollars for needed medical care, in violation of our Public Medicare laws. Thousands of Ontarians are now being forced to pay out-of-pocket for access to health care.

Don’t let the Ford government destroy public health care.


In Toronto: Gather at 12 p.m. noon at the south side of Nathan Phillips Square across from the Sheraton, 123 Queen St. W. We will march to the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park which is in session — local Members of Provincial Parliament from across Ontario will be there.

There is a designated space at Queen’s Park for people with mobility issues who cannot join the march. Meet us at Queen’s Park in front of the Ontario Legislature. The march will arriveat Queen’s Park at 1 p.m.

Across Mid- & Southern Ontario: There will be buses/transportation to the Toronto protest. We will post details on our website about buses and how to reserve a space as soon as we get them. For now, please contact your local health coalition here to let them know you want a seat. If you don’t have a local coalition please email us at info@ontariohc.ca.

In Northern Ontario (N. Ontario locations where it is too far to travel in to the Ontario Legislature):

Sault Ste. Marie: Gather at 12 p.m. noon at Roberta Bondar Pavilion for protest and march.  Contact Al Dupuis at the Algoma Health Coalition algomahc@gmail.com.

Thunder Bay: Gather at 12 p.m. noon at mini Queen’s Park. Contact Jules Tupker jtupker@tbaytel.net.

In Eastern Ontario

Ottawa: Gather at 12 p.m. noon at Faircrest Heights Park, 550 Smyth Road. (across from the General Hospital/CHEO) Contact the Ottawa Health Coalition at ottawahealthco@gmail.com

Cornwall: Gather at 4 p.m. (note the time is different than elsewhere) outside MPP Nolan Quinn’s office, 120 Second St. W. Contact Louise Lanctot at louiselanctot18@gmail.com or Elaine MacDonald at elainemacdonald11@gmail.com.