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RELEASE: Ontario Election 2018 Health Care Resources

Click on each heading for Ontario election resources: **New  Leaflet inside (note: if printing use legal size paper)  Leaflet outside (note: if printing used legal size paper) Election Platform- top issues and “asks” for our political parties Media Release Provincial Election Platform release Health Care Questions for Candidates  All Candidates’ Meetings Media coverage of Health […]

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RELEASE: Ontario Budget Health Care Investments Do Not Meet Expectations: Hospital Funding Inadequate to Stop Cuts & Meet Community’s Needs

(April 27, 2017) Despite the hype, the Ontario Budget did not provide the relief from a decade of hospital cuts that was hoped. Overall health funding will increase by 3 percent, less than the rest of the public sector. Home and community care funding increases are positive and appear to remain at the same rate […]

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RELEASE: Privatized P3 Hospitals & Projects Cost $8 Billion More

(January 13, 2015) Privatized P3 Hospitals and Projects Cost $8 Billion More Ontario Auditor General’s Report Vindicates More than 10 Years of Work by Health Coalition: Government Must Stop P3 Privatization Now (Toronto) – All justifications are now stripped away.  Ontario’s government must stop the P3 privatization of public infrastructure projects including hospitals, and put […]

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RELEASE: Coalition Slams “Bullying” Tactics by Premier and Health Minister to Force Through P3 Hospital Privatization Without Public Accountability: Kingston Hospital Latest in More than $4 Billion in Hospital P3 Privatization Under Ontario’s Liberal Government

(May 29, 2013) A bus load of volunteers from Kingston Ontario travelled to Toronto today to deliver 10,000 ballots from a community referendum they held recently to stop the P3 privatization of their community’s new hospital. Almost 10,000 residents voted with 96 per cent opposing the P3 privatization scheme. Kingston’s new hospital is the latest […]

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RELEASE: Kingston Health Coalition: “Provincial Official Misleads City Council on St. Mary’s P3 Hospital”

(December 5, 2012) Dale McClintock, senior vice-president of Infrastructure Ontario (IO), the provincial agency telling Kingston to rebuild St. Mary’s Hospital as a privatized P3 hospital, told city council,”I believe a P3 will save 10…20…25 % over a traditional approach” yet no facts were given to support his opinion.

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RELEASE: North Bay Hospital Cover-Up Tactics

(June 18, 2007) “The Ontario Government has resorted to cover-up tactics to evade public scrutiny.”

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RELEASE: Secret Costs of Brampton P3 Hospital Revealed

(May 9, 2007) A court ordered release of secret documents related to the Brampton P3 hospital secret documents are analysed by Lewis Auerbach, former Director of Audit Operations – Office of the Auditor General of Canada and OHC lawyer Steven Shrybman.

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RELEASE: McGuinty Government Fudging Costs

(November 2, 2006) The Ontario Health Coalition charged the McGuinty government with fudging the numbers during its grand opening of the privatized P3 hospital in Ottawa this week. Hugh Mackenzie, an independent economist, reports that the new Royal Ottawa Hospital will cost $88 million more over the life of the project under the privatized financing […]

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RELEASE: Secret Tenders Issued by McGuinty Government to Private Companies for P3 Hospitals

(October 27, 2006) The Ontario Health Coalition criticized the McGuinty government for issuing secret tenders for at least seven hospitals across the province, including; Bluewater Health Sarnia; North Bay Regional Health Centre; Quinte Healthcare; Sault Area Hospitals; St. Joseph’s Health Centre London; Sudbury Regional Hospital, and; Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga.

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RELEASE: 300 Nurses Ask McGuinty to Stop P3 Hospitals: Joint Letter

(May 9, 2006) More than 300 nurses across Ontario have written a joint letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty asking him to stop the privatization of Ontario hospitals.

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RELEASE: 97.7% of 28,658 People Vote to Keep Hamilton’s Hospitals 100% Public

(March 27, 2006) Hamilton voters cast close to 28,000 votes on Saturday in favour of keeping their hospitals 100% publicly funded, financed, owned, administered, and operated. More than 30,000 votes have already been cast in citizen-initiated plebiscites in St. Catharines, Woodstock and North Bay.

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RELEASE: Ontario Doctors Send Open Letter to Premier McGuinty to Stop the P3 Privatization of Ontario’s Hospitals

(March 20, 2006) 73 Ontario doctors have signed onto a letter asking Premier Dalton McGuinty to stop privatization of Ontario’s hospitals through so called Public Private Partnerships, or P3s.

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RELEASE: 97% of 7,396 People Vote to Keep Woodstock’s Hospital 100% Public

(November 27, 2005) The Woodstock plebiscite is the third of a series of cross-province plebiscites organized by the Ontario Health Coalition and local health coalitions to stop the P3 privatization of our hospitals.

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RELEASE: 97% of 8,824 People Vote to Keep North Bay’s Hospital 100% Public

(November 21, 2005) We estimate that between 1 in 3 or 1 in 4 adults voted. This is a tremendous turnout for a citizen-called plebiscite and shows keen community interest in this issue. Monique Smith, Liberal MPP won her seat in the intire riding of NIpissing (an area considerable larger that that covered by the […]

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RELEASE: 98% Vote to Keep Hospital Public in First Plebiscite to Stop P3 Hospitals

(June 27, 2005) More than 12,400 vote in St. Catharines.

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RELEASE/FACT SHEET: Over $100 Million Wasted in Secretive P3 Hospital Deal

(August 6, 2004) This morning at Queen’s Park, the Ontario Health Coalition and the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions released a cost analysis of the Brampton private (P3) hospital contract. The analysis was based on Schedule 28 of the project agreement, which the two groups fought to see. The lease agreement for this public money […]

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RELEASE: Health Ministry Sit-In to Stop Private Hospitals

(March, 2004) On Thursday March 4th, the Ontario Health Coalition staged a sit-in at the Ministry of Health to send a message to stop the first two private hospitals since the inception of Medicare. The Health Minister’s office agreed to more disclosure of documents pertaining to the deals, however did not agree to cancel the […]

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RELEASE: Extraordinary Secrecy Obscures Billion-Dollar P3 Hospital Deals

(January 21, 2004) The massive private (P3) hospital deals scheduled to be signed by the provincial government any day now are purposefully obscured by an astonishing lack of accountability and transparency, the Ontario Health Coalition charged in a media conference this morning. Click here for Media Release

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RELEASE: Ontario Health Coalition Vows to Continue Legal Action to Keep Hospitals Public

(October 1, 2003) The Ontario Health Coalition and partners will file further legal action today to stop the Ministry of Health from signing off on any private (P3) hospital deals before the election or before the new government takes power. We are also continuing with our original legal case to nullify the signing of any […]

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RELEASE: $1.3 Billion in Private Hospital Deals Since Kick-off of Election Outrageous

(September 26, 2003) The Ontario Health Coalition responded today to the reported signing of the private (P3) hospital deal for the Royal Ottawa Hospital by the Eves government. Click here for Media Release

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RELEASE: Clement Plays with the Facts – Misrepresents Brampton Hospital Privatization

(September 26, 2003) The Ontario Health Coalition is filing a formal complaint to the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party for misrepresenting what a P3 hospital development would mean to Tony Clement’s constituents. Click here for Media Release 

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RELEASE: For-Profit Hospitals and Clinics Threaten the Future of Medicare: Ontario Health Coalition Launches Fight-Back

(March 31, 2003) Ontario Health Coalition spokespeople released details of a province-wide pre-election campaign to save and strengthen Medicare. The coalition kicked off a mass pledge campaign to highlight key criteria to strengthen public Medicare and to stop for-profit healthcare. Click here for Media Release

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RELEASE: Eves Guilty of Hidden Money, Misspending

(February 4, 2003) In anticipation of the First Ministers’ meetings in Ottawa this week, the Ontario Health Coalition is releasing a briefing note on provincial transparency and accountability in health spending. The coalition takes issue with the Eves government’s attempts to win more health spending without accountability. Click here for Media Release

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