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Privatization of health-care services topic of local forum

Posted: September 13, 2023

(September 12 2023)

By: MidlandToday Staff

Dr. Marty McNamara will speak about changes that ‘are already affecting local citizens’ at Thursday meeting taking place in Penetanguishene

A meeting this week in Penetanguishene will draw attention to the privatization of health-care services.

Don Copping and Fran Moreau, who represent north Simcoe with the Ontario Health Coalition, have organized the meeting, which will take place Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Normandy Room at the Royal Canadian Legion on Poyntz Street.

Dr. Marty McNamara will speak about changes that “are already affecting local citizens,” according to a news release.

“He also will help us understand the potential consequences of continued privatization and the risks to local hospitals and clinics as well as the impact of surcharges that are being charged to patients.”

Attendees will be able to reserve a seat on a chartered bus to the Sept. 25 rally at Queen’s Park. Organizers are asking for donations of $20 per person to help cover the cost of the bus.

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