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EVENTS: Stop Ford’s Health Privatization: List of Emergency Local Summits

Posted: March 11, 2022

(March 11, 2022)

 

 

LOCAL SUMMITS TO STOP PRIVATIZATION

Health Care Privatization, Cuts to Long-Term Care, Hospitals, Home Care & more

It Stops Now!

  • We will not let the Ford Government expand private hospitals.
  • We will not accept the privatization of18,000 LTC beds for the next 30-yrs.
  • We will not let them privatize the last remaining public parts of home care.
  • We will stop the privatization of vaccines and COVID-testing, and more.
  • We will not allow the Ford Government to implement permanent cuts to public services post-election.

Be part of the IRON RING around our public health care

 

JOIN YOUR LOCAL SUMMIT

*You need to register for the event using the links below, Zoom will then send you the meeting link for the summit*

 

OTTAWA- Monday March 21

Ottawa Health Coalition at 7:00 pm

Register in advance: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtfu-grDgqG9yC_AV7I41jz4VF9EWRSLkk

Featuring: Ed Cashman, co-chair, Ottawa Health Coalition

Natalie Mehra, executive director, Ontario Health Coalition

Michael Hurley, president, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE

Dr. Dick Zoutman, retired hospital chief of staff

Hugh Armstrong, professor emeritus, Carleton University

Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth, Canadian Doctors for Medicare

For more information:

Ed Cashman at (343) 999-6886 or ed.cashman.ottawa@gmail.com

 

NORTH BAY- Tuesday March 22

North Bay Health Coalition at 7:00 pm

Register in advance: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlf-CgrDojG9zDiuOCH3mimQ4os_Jb7HZv

Featuring: Henri Giroux, chair, North Bay Health Coalition

Ross Sutherland, retired RN, chair, Ontario Health Coalition

Doug Allan MA, health care researcher, CUPE

Dr. Joel Lexchin, Canadian Doctors for Medicare

Amanda Farrow, nurse

Randy Robinson, Ontario director, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

For more information: Henri Giroux at (705) 471-7746 or hgiroux1@hotmail.com

 

SUDBURY- Wednesday March 23

Sudbury Health Coalition at 7:00 pm

Register in advance: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kc-qsqz0iEtGmzyCFAzYC2U2Udp8PaTCE

Featuring: Melissa Wood, co-chair, Sudbury Health Coalition

Natalie Mehra, executive director, Ontario Health Coalition

Dr. Jasmine Gite, Canadian Doctors for Medicare

Michael Hurley, president, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE

Katha Fortier, nurse, Assistant to the President, Unifor

For more information: Melissa Wood at (705) 662-8506 or wood.melissa@hotmail.com

 

THUNDER BAY- Thursday March 24

Thunder Bay Health Coalition at 7:00pm

Register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvceispzkuHtIzVCeWWkeHFngbixTOSJUl

Featuring: Jules Tupker, co-chair, Thunder Bay Health Coalition

Natalie Mehra, executive director, Ontario Health Coalition

Dr. Bernard Ho, Canadian Doctors for Medicare

Maureen O’Halloran, RN, staff representative for health care at COPE

Sara Labelle, chair of the Hospital Professionals Division, OPSEU

Randy Robinson, Ontario director, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

For more information: Jules Tupker at (807) 577-5946 or jtupker@tbaytel.net

 

DURHAM- Tuesday March 29

Durham Health Coalition at 7:00 pm

Register in advance: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItdeigqzgoGdD5Jq9xtAjHXDrPEgKl48Ij

Featuring: Pam Parks, nurse, co-chair, Durham Health Coalition

Lance Livingstone, co-chair, Durham Health Coalition

Linda McQuaig, journalist and best-selling author about corporate elites and public policy

Natalie Mehra, executive director, Ontario Health Coalition

Michael Hurley, president, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE

DJ Sanderson, RN, vice president, Ontario Nurses’ Association

For more information: Lance Livingstone at (905) 431-0823 or koach_14@yahoo.com, Pam Parks at bbgoodday01@yahoo.ca

 

WINDSOR- Wednesday March 30

Windsor Health Coalition at 7:00 pm

Register in advance: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMufuutrjgtE9VQM_UZyWCuqXM4BTqO2ZvU

Featuring:  Tracey Ramsey, co-chair, Windsor Health Coalition

Natalie Mehra, executive director, Ontario Health Coalition

Maureen O’Halloran, RN, staff representative for health care at COPE

DJ Sanderson, RN, vice president, Ontario Nurses’ Association

Katha Fortier, nurse, assistant to the president, Unifor

Dr. Nancy Olivieri, prominent haematologist, researcher, whistleblower, champion of patient safety and research integrity

For more information: Tracey Ramsey at (519) 995-0239 or traceyramsey200@gmail.com

 

KAWARTHA LAKES, HALIBURTON & PETERBOROUGH- Thursday March 31

Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough Health Coalitions along with Haliburton Kawartha Lakes Long-Term Care Coalition at 7:00 pm

Register in advance: https://utoronto.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtdeGuqzguEtyOQ4uoxK-kQd2ikfZqk1JJ

Featuring: Roy Brady, co-chair, Peterborough Health Coalition

Zac Miller, co-chair Kawartha Lakes Health Coalition

Bonnie Roe, Haliburton Kawartha Lakes Long-Term Care Coalition

Natalie Mehra, executive director, Ontario Health Coalition

Dr. Jasmine Gite, Canadian Doctors for Medicare

Michael Hurley, president, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE

Randy Robinson, Ontario director, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

For more information: Zac Miller at zac.miller1900@gmail.com

 

NORTHUMBERLAND & QUINTE- Thursday March 31

Northumberland Health Coalition along with Quinte allies at 7:00 pm

Register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEldu2spjIjHtS4njIQnMdjKQwBm4at9Dxd

Featuring: Linda Mackenzie-Nicholas, chair, Northumberland Health Coalition

Marg Bourgoin, representative of the Health Coalition in Quinte

Ross Sutherland, retired nurse, chair, Ontario Health Coalition

Sara Labelle, chair of the Hospital Professionals Division, OPSEU

DJ Sanderson, RN, vice president, Ontario Nurses’ Association

For more information: Linda MacKenzie-Nicholas at lmackenzie-nicholas@cogeco.ca

 

OXFORD- Saturday April 2

Oxford Coalition for Social Justice at 10:30 am

Register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkde-pqD8sG934d81YAQnc6-e8sO9WuEx9?_x_zm_rtaid=E-_L6QBjQ1-rdvgA5BYF9Q.1646751173502.f741b2a62368d1983322e830f77b5873&_x_zm_rhtaid=237

Featuring: Bryan Smith, chair, Oxford Health Coalition

Natalie Mehra, executive director, Ontario Health Coalition

Linda McQuaig, journalist and best-selling author about corporate elites and public policy

Randy Robinson, Ontario director, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

For more information: Bryan J. Smith at (226) 228-8309 or bryasmit@oxford.net

 

GUELPH DISTRICT- Sunday April 3

Guelph District Health Coalition at 1:00 pm

Register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctdeGvpzstHNF70hPwZZJGVHSJ7eNQM3M7

Featuring:  Brit Hancock, co-chair, Guelph District Health Coalition

Barb Hogg, co-chair, Guelph District Health Coalition

Natalie Mehra, executive director, Ontario Health Coalition

Michael Hurley, president, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE

Sheila Block, senior economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

For more information: Brittainy Hancock at Guelphdistricthealthcoalition@gmail.com

 

NIAGARA-Monday April 4

Niagara Health Coalition at 7 pm

Register in advance: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYufu2trDMjEtC30A-53SFKJ36vzSw0bv56

Featuring:  Natalie Mehra, executive director, Ontario Health Coalition

DJ Sanderson, RN, vice president, Ontario Nurses’ Association

Sandra Ashcroft, RN, UFCW

Dr. Yipeng Ge, Canadian Doctors for Medicare

For more information: Ontario Health Coalition at ohc@sympatico.ca

 

WATERLOO- Tuesday April 5

Waterloo Regional Health Coalition at 7:00 pm

Register in advance: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtduCrrD0jGdxlJl99AZkJYwScbwM8e8S0

Featuring: Jim Stewart, chair, Waterloo Region Health Coalition

Natalie Mehra, executive director, Ontario Health Coalition

DJ Sanderson, RN, vice president, Ontario Nurses’ Association

Roch Longueepee, patient advocate

Zaid Noorsumar, journalist and investigative researcher

For more information: Jim Stewart at (519) 588-5841 or waterlooregionhealthcoalition@gmail.com

 

LONDON- Wednesday April 6

London Health Coalition at 7:00 pm

Register in advance: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkceytrjksGtYDTpG1zBA8nhDHoMfedHUX

Featuring: Peter Bergmanis, co-chair, London Health Coalition

Natalie Mehra, executive director, Ontario Health Coalition

Maureen O’Halloran, RN, staff representative for health care at COPE

Dr. Nancy Olivieri, prominent haematologist, researcher, whistleblower, champion of patient safety and research integrity

Dr. Genevieve Eastabrook, assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Schulich School of Medicine, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, LHSC

For more information: Peter Bergmanis at (519) 860-4403 or pbergmanis@rogers.com

 

CHATHAM-KENT, WALLACEBURG-WALPOLE ISLAND & SARNIA LAMBTON- Thursday April 7

Chatham-Kent, Wallaceburg-Walpole Island, Sarnia Lambton Health Coalitions at 7:00 pm

Register in advance:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkcu2vqTssHdZiB98B-A2L3HGmONZ8ygBh?_x_zm_rtaid=E-_L6QBjQ1-rdvgA5BYF9Q.1646751173502.f741b2a62368d1983322e830f77b5873&_x_zm_rhtaid=237

Featuring: Shirley Roebuck, June Weiss, Judy Wolanski, co-chairs, Local Area Health Coalitions

Natalie Mehra, executive director, Ontario Health Coalition

Linda McQuaig, journalist and best-selling author about corporate elites and public policy

Maureen O’Halloran, RN, staff representative for health care at COPE

DJ Sanderson, RN, vice president, ONA

For more information: Shirley Roebuck at (226) 402-2724 or goddess@bell.net

 

HAMILTON- Saturday April 9

Hamilton Health Coalition at 10:30 am

Register in advance: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclduyrrzMoEtdt1x70AxqhnS_822wCsT8P

Featuring:  Janina Lebon and Rolf Gerstenberger, co-chairs, Hamilton Health Coalition

Natalie Mehra, executive director, Ontario Health Coalition

Linda McQuaig, journalist and best-selling author about corporate elites and public policy

Michael Hurley, president, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE

Angela Preocanin, RN, first vice president, Ontario Nurses’ Association

Dr. Nancy Olivieri, prominent haematologist, researcher, whistleblower, champion of patient safety and research integrity

For more information: Janina Lebon at jlebon@sympatico.ca

 

CORNWALL- Saturday April 9

Cornwall & District Health Coalition at 2:30 pm

Register in advance: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rd–vpz4tE9euLuMN6LvykaiQIannes19

Featuring: Elaine MacDonald and Louise Lanctot, co-chairs, Cornwall & District Health Coalition

Natalie Mehra, executive director, Ontario Health Coalition

Linda McQuaig, journalist and best-selling author about corporate elites and public policy

Michael Hurley, president, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE

Dr. Bernard Ho, Canadian Doctors for Medicare

Bernadette Clement, Canadian Senator

For more information: Elaine MacDonald at (613) 330-3117 or elainemacdonald@cogeco.ca

 

KINGSTON- Monday April 11

Kingston Health Coalition at 7:00 pm

Register in advance *Fill out the attached google form and the Kingston Health Coalition will send you the zoom link*: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJ4HWKC3xzVHpYyEOlkkT4wHNmAuu7wM5mHsbPRiyJFVzxUw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Featuring: Joan Jardin, co-chair, Kingston Health Coalition

Natalie Mehra, executive director, Ontario Health Coalition

Michael Hurley, president, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE

David McDonald, professor, Queen’s University Department of Global Development Studies

Dr. Dick Zoutman, former chief of staff at two major Ontario hospitals

For more information: Matthew Gventer at (613) 542-5834 or birms@kos.net and Joan Jardin at (613) 305-2716 or joanforlakeside@gmail.com

 

SAULT-STE-MARIE/ALGOMA- Tuesday April 12

Sault-Ste-Marie/Algoma Area Health Coalition at 7:00 pm

Register at: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlduGqpj8tEtXAogwmqqsoBw8UZN_QQGAc

Featuring: Marie DellaVedova and Albert Dupuis, spokespeople, Algoma Region Health Coalition

Natalie Mehra, executive director, Ontario Health Coalition

Sara Labelle, chair of the hospital professionals’ division, OPSEU

Randy Robinson, Ontario director, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

For more information: Al Dupuis at algomahc@gmail.com

 

SCARBOROUGH, TORONTO & YORK- Wednesday April 13

Toronto Health Coalition at 7:00 pm

Register in advance: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpc-yupjsuHNJ7kc80KnTsl_vwHNtUakT8

Featuring: Mary Jo Nabuurs & Carolyn Egan, representatives, Toronto & York Region Health Coalitions

Natalie Mehra, executive director, Ontario Health Coalition

Dr. Dick Zoutman, former chief of staff at two major Ontario Hospitals

Michelle Jones, long-term care advocate

Dr. Yipeng Ge, Canadian Doctors for Medicare

Michael Hurley, president, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE

For more information: Ontario Health Coalition at ohc@sympatico.ca

 

OAKVILLE, HALTON & BURLINGTON- Tuesday April 19

Oakville Health Coalition at 7:00 pm

Register in advance: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlce2rpjMtGtz-8cKEBMK_scj0FvOhuJFf

Featuring: Mervyn Russell, chair, Burlington, Halton, Oakville Health Coalition

Sandra Caleta, founder, Advocates for LTC Reform

Dr Gordon Guyatt, distinguished professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University and board member, Ontario Health Coalition

Sandra Ashcroft, RN, UFCW

Dr. Nancy Olivieri, prominent haematologist, researcher, whistleblower, champion of patient safety and research integrity

For more information: Mervyn Russell at mervynrussell1003@gmail.com

 

*Remember: You need to register for the event using the links above, Zoom will then send you the meeting link for the summit*

 

We WILL make a difference and we WILL protect our most vulnerable if we all work together to make it huge!

 

MOBILIZE YOUR COMMUNITY

If you are able to host a summit in your community or would like to help plan and organize for your local summit, email us: ohc@sympatico.ca