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Doug Ford and Health Minister Christine Elliott obfuscate questions on health privatization

Posted: March 27, 2019

Watch as Doug Ford and Health Minister Christine Elliott sidestep the opposition leader, Andrea Horwath’s, question in the legislature on whether private for-profit health corporations will play a role in Bill 74, the new health care legislation. The Ford government repeatedly refuses to disavow for-profit privatization of our public health care system.

It is imperative that the people of Ontario take action to safeguard our public health care.

You can take action that matters now.

Please apply for standing to make a presentation at the public hearings. Let them know that the public cares about this issue and wants to have a say.

You have one day only to ask to make a presentation. Please do it right away.

This is what you say: “I would like to apply for a spot to make a presentation on Bill 74.” If you do not live in Toronto, the government will have to take measures to include you by phone or video link if you are selected to make a presentation. (There are only a few spots since they have cut the hearings to so little time so you may not be selected, but we are still asking you to apply so that they know how much the public cares about this.)

Bill 74 referred Standing Committee on Social Policy
[all deadlines HARD]
Committee contact info: comm-socialpolicy@ola.org | 416.325.3506)
This is the email and phone number you can use to ask to make a presentation to the Standing Committee as per our note above.
Deadline to request to appear: Thu 28 Mar, 12:00pm

PUBLIC HEARINGS (two part-days)
· Mon 1 Apr – 9:00-10:00 a.m. AND 2:00-6:00 p.m.
· Tue 2 Apr – 9:00-10:00 a.m. AND 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Witnesses to receive up to eight (8) minutes for presentation followed by twelve (12) minutes of questions by Committee members from recognized parties (six minutes each for NDP, PCs)
Deadline for Written Submissions: Tue 2 Apr, 6:00pm
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Please don’t forget:
Mass Rally to Protect Public Health Care
Tuesday April 30 at noon outside the Ontario Legislature
(Queen’s Park, Toronto)
Now, more than ever, a show of strength is required. Please spread the word.

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