London Health Coalition

April 04, 2014 05:00 ET

Media Advisory: London Health Coalition Wants Your Vote

Voting Stations Across Ontario in Volunteer-Led Referendum this Saturday to Save Our Local Public Hospitals and Stop the Private Clinics

LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 4, 2014) -

When - Saturday April 5, 2014

What - Ontario's government has announced plans to bring in new legal regulations to cut services from our community hospitals and contract them out to private clinics. These proposals come on the heels of years of cuts to local hospital services. Ontario has cut our local hospitals' beds and services more deeply than any other province in Canada and now funds hospitals less than any other province. The Coalition is warning that the Ontario government is dismantling our community hospitals.

The London Health Coalition has organized a volunteer-led referendum advocating for the public to have their say on the health care system. Volunteers with the coalition have already been distributing leaflets door-to-door and in workplace votes for the last three weeks. All citizens of London are encouraged to cast their vote this Saturday April 5 in support of our local public hospitals.

The results of the vote will be released at a media event on Monday April 7 at 4 p.m. outside MPP Deb Matthew's office, corner of Piccadilly & Richmond Sts.

Ballot Question - Choose one. I support our local public hospitals. I do not want the government to cut our services or contract them out to private clinics. OR I support cutting services from our local public hospitals and contracting them out to private clinics.

Where - Area residents are invited to vote at dozens of voting stations across the region. The following are pre-arranged voting stations in local businesses. In addition there will be roaming crews of volunteers available to collect votes in busy areas of the city.

Voting Stations

Downtown
London Campaign Office 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 620 Richmond St. (at Central Ave)
Street Ballot 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Dundas St. at Richmond St.
Downtown Barakat 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Richmond St. at Albert St.
Organic Works 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 222 Wellington St.
East London
The Root Cellar Café 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., 623 Dundas St. (at Adelaide St.)
Gibraltar Trade Centre 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 1712 Dundas St. (at Third St.)
Trail's End Market 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 4370 Dundas St. East
Paul & Cathy's No Frills 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Hamilton St. at Highbury Ave.
Northeast London
United Supermarket 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 1062 Adelaide St.
Mac's Convenience Store 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 900 Oxford St.
Pita-Pita Restaurant 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., 1129 Richmond St. (near Richmond gates)
Wortley Village
Tuckey Home Hardware 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 136 Wortley Rd. (at Craig St.)
Berkshire Area
The Book Addict 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 390 Springbank Dr.
Berkshire Variety 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 460 Berkshire Dr. (at Gardenwood Dr.)
West London
Babaz Shawarma 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., 243 Wharncliffe Rd. (at Oxford St.)
Kiwi Kraze 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., 595 Fanshawe Park Rd. W. (at Wonderland Rd. N.)
Esso Gas Bar 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 591 Oxford St. W. (at Wonderland Rd. N.)

Contact Information

  • Campaign office:
    620 Richmond St. Unit F, London
    226-238-9141

    Peter Bergmanis
    519-860-4403

    Jeff Hanks
    226-448-3067