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Ontario Health Coalition speaks out following more talks of healthcare privatization

Posted: August 18, 2022

(August 17, 2022)

By: 94.1 myFM News

With the provincial government keeping the door open to further privatizing healthcare, the Ontario Health Coalition is speaking up.

The group which represents 750,000 citizens and over 500 organizations says their mission statement is to improve the public healthcare system.

Executive director Natalie Mehra said they were taken back by Premier Doug Ford’s throne speech, and health minister Sylvia Jones saying, “all options are on the table,” when asked about privatization.

She says this is a reckless thought, especially during the current crisis.

Mehra says they’re gearing up for “the fight of our lives,” in terms of combating any moves that may be made towards privatization of hospitals and healthcare.

She demanded full disclosure of the corporations with which the Ford government has been meeting regarding plans to privatize health care, and she called on Ford to reveal a complete list of health care services under threat of privatization.

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