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Hundreds of workers protesting nine years of cuts to Ontario's health-care budget gathered at Queen's Park yesterday.
The rally, organized by the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC), the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Ontario Common Front, coincides with the standing committee on finance and economic affairs' pre-budget consultation hearing in Toronto on Feb. 1.
The Ontario Health Coalition has prepared a voter guide focused on health care policy. The guide provides a backgrounder to each of the four following issues, and includes a chart comparing each party's position on each of: renewal of the Canada Healh Accord, privatization, a public drug program and sensior. YOu can view the guide here.
Ontario Health Coalition Town Hall presentations on the effect of recent Ontario government budget on health care and social services.
Panelists in order of appearance:
Marlene Rivier, Ottawa Health Coalition
Pauline Tam, Health Reporter, The Ottawa Citizen, Moderator
Dennis Howlett, Canadians for Tax Fairness,
Natalie Mehra, Director, Ontario Health Coalition
Anne Clark, Ontario Nurses Association
Ross Sutherland, MA, RN