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March 16, 2016 |
For years, Canadians have been subjected to rhetoric of crisis that calls for health care reform so private interests can finally profit from the health care system. The latest comes from the OCC.
February 18, 2016 |
Ontario is heading into its ninth straight year of real-dollar cuts to public hospitals' global budgets. This is the longest stretch of hospital cuts since the inception of public health care.

Labour activists fight devastating cuts to Ontario's health services

OHC's Natalie Mehra demands a stop to Ontario's health budget cuts at yesterday'

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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.

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Federal Election 2015- a health care voter guide

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.

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| June 6, 2014
John Bonnar Audio Blog

Health coalition concerned about major health restructuring in Ontario

June 3, 2014
| On Tuesday, the Ontario Health Coalition released a report outlining the health-care platforms of the major parties in the upcoming provincial election.
Length: 22:58 minutes (21.04 MB)
John Bonnar Audio Blog

Volunteer-led Ontario Health Coalition referendum encourages Ontarians to support local public hospitals

April 5, 2014
| The Ontario Health Coalition has organized a volunteer-led referendum advocating for the public to have their say on the health care system.
Length: 14:29 minutes (13.27 MB)
John Bonnar Audio Blog

Report: Ontario private health clinics allegedly charging user fees, extra-billing

March 25, 2014
| On Tuesday, the Ontario Health Coalition released a new report, alleging that Ontario's private clinics are charging user fees and thousands in extra-billing.
Length: 22:27 minutes (20.56 MB)
| March 3, 2013

Public health care in Ontario under attack: Ontario Health Coalition Town Hall

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

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