Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario
Ontario Health Coalition

Ontario Health Coalition

April 19, 2010 10:34 ET

Media Advisory: Ontario's Already Damaged Home Care System at Risk Again as Liberals Poised to Lift Competitive Bidding Ban

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 19, 2010) - Ontario's home care system has already been seriously damaged by the McGuinty government's continuation of Mike Harris' contracting out policy. Further harm may be moments away if the province proceeds with plans to lift its ban on competitive bidding. Service contracts expired March 31 and the government has not indicated its intentions. Union officials, health care experts and home care workers will warn the public of the possible impact at a Thunder Bay news conference on April 20.

WHO: Fred Hahn, President, CUPE Ontario
  Sara Williamson, Ontario Health Coalition
  Jules Tupker, Concerned local retiree with family in long term care
   
WHAT: News Conference
   
WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 20, 2010
   
WHERE: Social Planning Council
  Victoriaville Centre
  125 Syndicate Avenue S., Unit 17
  Thunder Bay

Contact Information

  • CUPE Communications:
    Kevin Wilson
    416-821-6641