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Ontario Health Coalition holds meeting in Peterborough to discuss concerns about new Ontario Health super agency

Posted: March 20, 2019

NDP Deputy Leader John Vanthof, the MPP for Temiskaming Shores, spoke during an Ontario Health Coalition town hall in Peterborough on Wednesday night.

The meeting was held to discuss Premier Doug Ford’s plan to create an Ontario Health super agency that will replace 20 smaller agencies, including Ontario’s 14 local health integration networks, Cancer Care Ontario, eHealth Ontario and several other agencies.

The Ford government has said the consolidation aims to streamline management-level jobs, rather than front-line jobs.

More than 60 people attended the town hall.

Other speakers included Peterborough Health Coalition chair Charlene Avon, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions president Michael Hurley and Ontario Health Coalition executive director Natalie Mehra.

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