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Vote in person in Muskoka, Almaguin in Ontario Health Coalition referendum against hospital privatization

Posted: May 27, 2023

(May 26, 2023)


Nearly a thousand voting stations will be staffed by thousands of volunteers across Ontario this Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27, in a citizen-run effort to force the Ford government to “respect democratic process and input on their hospital privatization plans,” says the Ontario Health Coalition.

The Ontario Health Coalition is organizing a citizen-led community opinion vote, asking Ontarians to vote on whether or not they want local public hospitals’ services to be privatized to for-profit hospitals and clinics.

There are several locations participating in both the Muskoka and Almaguin areas for in-person voting, though none in Parry Sound. Here is a list of stations at which you can vote:

Voting closes on May 27 at midnight. Following this event, the pile of ballots from the people’s referendum will be brought in from across Ontario and piled in front of the legislature, to be delivered to the government.

Local health coalitions across the province will be counting ballots on Saturday evening and Sunday and will announce the results locally on May 30.

For Muskoka, voting results will be announced in front of MPP Graydon Smith’s office, 230 Manitoba St. in Bracebridge, at 10 a.m. on May 30.

A map listing all voting stations across the province is available online at On the website, you can zoom in for details and a list by region is below the map.

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