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RELEASE: Ontario-wide Referendum Launch to Save Local Hospital Services

Posted: April 25, 2016

(April 25, 2016)


Vote Saturday May 28

To save our local hospital services & stop the cuts to our community hospitals

All across Ontario hospital beds, emergency departments, birthing and surgical units, palliative care and even entire hospitals are being closed down. Hundreds of nurses have been cut, along with the thousands of hours of hands-on care that they provide for patients. Public laboratories, diagnostics, outpatient clinics are being shuttered and privatized. Vital housekeeping and support services have been cut to the bone and privatized.

It is beyond time that the cuts to our community hospitals stop. We are calling for Ontarians to join a province-wide vote to make Ontario’s government listen to the concerns of our communities & restore our local hospital services.

What you can do:
Host a voting station in your community
Hold a workplace vote in your workplace
Drop leaflets off in your neighbourhood or help deliver them to other towns

Leaflet (English) (PDF)
Leaflet (French) (PDF)

Note: The first page of the leaflet is the front and back, and the second page is the inside. Please print double-sided on paper and fold in half.


Voting Ballot Question:

Ontario’s government must stop the cuts to our community hospitals and restore services, funding and staff to meet our communities’ needs for care.

square Yes

square No

 Note: This is a sample to inform you of what the ballot question is. To protect the integrity of the vote, you cannot vote online here. Voting must be done in person.


How you can vote

Stop by at any voting stations in your community and cast your vote. One vote per person. You must be 16 years old or older to vote.

Find the voting stations near you

How can you get involved in the campaign

You can now do an e-mail vote!


How to order ballots & leaflets to vote in communities and workplaces

Fill in the Ballot & Leaflet Order Form and send us your completed form by email as soon as possible so we will process your order more quickly.

Ballot & Leaflet Order Form (PDF)


Other Materials

Hospital Cuts Fact Sheet (English) (PDF)

Hospital Cuts Fact Sheet (French) (PDF)

Beyond Limits, Ontario’s Deepening Hospital Cuts Crisis Report (PDF)

Facts and Figures on Cuts to Hospital Services