Ontario Health Coalition

Ontario Health Coalition

May 27, 2016 15:50 ET

Media Advisory: Every Vote Is Counted: Health Coalitions Across Ontario to Release Results of Grassroots Referendum to Stop the Hospital Cuts

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 27, 2016) - On Monday May 30, volunteers in communities across Ontario will release their local vote tallies, as part of the cross-province, volunteer-led referendum to save local hospital services and stop the cuts to community hospitals. The results will be announced at highly visual media events across the province.

The total, cross-province vote tally will be announced at a highly visual media event at Ontario's Legislature on Tuesday May 31 at 11:30 a.m. Volunteers from all across the province will travel to Queen's Park to deliver their ballots to Premier Kathleen Wynne.

When & Where

Monday May 30

Chatham contact Shirley Roebuck, co-chair, Chatham Health Coalition, 226-402-2724.

Kawartha Lakes 10:30 a.m., sidewalk in front of Ross Memorial Hospital, Angeline St. N., Lindsay. Contact: Marlene Beaman-McQuay, chair, Kawartha Lakes Health Coalition, 705-324-6028.

London 4 p.m., across from St. Joseph's Hospital (corner of Richmond & Grosvenor). Contact Peter Bergmanis, co-chair, London Health Coalition, 519-860-4403.

Midland contact Fran Moreau, 705-245-7611.

North Bay 1 p.m., Campaign Office, 573 Fraser St. Contact Mike Bisaillon, co-chair, North Bay Health Coalition, 705-492-8818.

Northumberland 10:30 a.m., hospital sign near main entrance of Northumberland Hills Hospital. Contact Linda Mackenzie-Nicholas, co-chair Northumberland Health Coalition, 416-809-2601.

Ottawa 10 a.m., Campaign Office (Centretown United Church) 507 Bank St. Contact Al Dupuis, co-chair, Ottawa Health Coalition, 613-808-7710.

Oxford County 11 a.m., Museum Square (by fountain), Woodstock. Contact: Bryan J. Smith, Oxford Coalition for Social Justice, 519-456-5270.

Quinte West Contact Rhonda Reynolds, Campaign Organizer, reyron12@gmail.com.

Sault Ste. Marie 7 p.m., Referendum Wrap Party, Royal Canadian Legion, Great Northern Rd. Contact: Margo Dale, co-chair, Sault and Area Health Coalition, 705-255-1498.

St. Joseph Island contact Maria Smith, St. Joseph Island Health Coalition, 705-246-2483.

Wallaceburg contact Shirley Roebuck, co-chair, Chatham Health Coalition, 226-402-2724.

Windsor 11 a.m., Campaign Office, 3719 Walker Rd. Contact Ken Lewenza Jr., co-chair, Windsor Health Coalition,519-819-0830.

Tuesday May 31

Toronto, 11:30 a.m., Ontario Legislature (Queen's Park). Contact Natalie Mehra, Executive Director, Ontario Health Coalition, 416-230-6402 (cell); Kim Johnston, Campaign Director, Ontario Health Coalition, 647-381-7025 (cell).

What Media events to release the local vote tallies, and total cross-province vote tally as part of Ontario-wide
volunteer-led referendum.

Who Ontario Health Coalition and local coalitions across Ontario.

Contact Information

  • Natalie Mehra
    Executive Director
    Ontario Health Coalition
    416-441-2502 (office)
    416-230-6402 (cell)

    Kim Johnston
    Campaign Director
    Ontario Health Coalition
    647-381-7025 (cell)