Ontario Health Coalition

Ontario Health Coalition

April 04, 2014 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: Ontario 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

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

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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 Ontario 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 across the province for the last three weeks. All citizens of Ontario 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 press conference on Monday April 7, 12:15 p.m. at the Queen's Park Media Studio, and in local media events across the province.

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: Ontarians are invited to vote at dozens of voting stations across the province. 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 each city.

Voting Stations Across Ontario

Windsor
South Windsor
Devonshire Mall - 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., 3100 Howard Ave.
Rexall Pharmacy - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 3840 Howard Ave.
East End
Tecumseh Mall - 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., 7654 Tecumseh Rd. E.
West End
Pharmasave Pharmacy - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 1550 Huron Church Rd.
Central
10 000 Villages - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 624 Chilver Rd.
Rexall Pharmacy - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 815 Erie St.
Unifor Local 200/444 Hall - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 1855 Turner Rd.
Unifor Local 2458/195 Hall - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 3400 Somme Ave.
Chatham-Kent Area
Wallaceburg
Taylor's Convenience Store (Dufferin Ave.)
99.1 CKXS Radio Station (James St.)
Chatham
Royal Canadian Legion (St. Clair Ave.)
Tilbury
Royal Canadian Legion
Thamesville
Royal Canadian Legion
Blenheim
Royal Canadian Legion
London
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.)
Kitchener-Waterloo
Waterloo
Wordsworth Books 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 96 King St. S.
Eating Well Organically 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 104 King St.
Navy Club 315 Weber St. Friday evening and Saturday until 5p.m.
Zehr's Glenridge 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., 315 Lincoln Rd. (off of University)
University of Waterloo
Student Life Centre 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 200 University Ave. W.
Downtown Kitchener
Encore Records 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 54 Queen St. S (between Charles and King)
Cafe Pyrus 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 16 Charles St. W (across from the Charles St. terminal)
Full Circle Foods 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 3 Charles St. W (corner of Charles and Queen)
Queen St Commons Café, 10 am. - 4 pm., 43 Queen St. S.
Lancaster St. W
BBQ Sensations 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., 347 Lancaster St. W.
Pyramid Pizza 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 319 Lancaster St. W (Lancaster St. Plaza)
Kitchener-Waterloo Campaign Office 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., 315 Lancaster St. W.
King in between downtown and uptown
Central Meat Market 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 760 King W. (across from KCI)
New Dundee
Village Market 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 100 Queen N.
Other Locations in Kitchener
Food Basics 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., 1405 Ottawa St. N.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., 610 Wabanaki Dr.
Wild Wings 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., 715 Fischer Hallman Rd.
YWCA Mary's Place 11 am. - 2 pm., 84 Frederick St.
St. Jacob's Farmers Market 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Guelph
Guelph Farmer's Market
Toronto
Outside the St. Lawrence Market
(Front Street) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Main Square
(Main and Danforth) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Trinity Bellwoods Park
(Queen St. W. and Strachan Ave., w of Bathurst) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Peterborough
South End Peterborough
Lansdowne Place - 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., 645 Lansdowne Street
Peterborough Farmer's Market 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Morrow Building - Peterborough Memorial Centre, 151 Lansdowne Street West/Roger Neilson Way
Peterborough Labour Council 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 246 Romaine Street/Aylmer Street
*NOT wheelchair accessible
Downtown Peterborough
Peterborough Health Coalition Office 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 157 Charlotte St.
Peterborough Square 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., 360 George St. N.
Peterborough Public Library 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 345 Aylmer St. N.
St. Andrew's United Church 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 441 Rubidge St.
West End Peterborough
OPSEU Regional Office 10 a.m - 5 p.m., Mapleridge Plaza, Unit 12 - 1840 Lansdowne St. W.
East City
Sullivan's Pharmacy 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 71 Hunter St. E
Surrounding Area
Keene Library 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., 3252 County Road 2
Bailieboro Library 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Highway 28
Stewart Hall Library 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 1490 Matchett Line/Wallace Point Road
Sudbury
Rainbow Centre 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 40 Elm Street
Southridge Mall 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 1933 Regent Street
Food Basics 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 400 Notre Dame Ave.
Food Basics 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 1800 Lasalle Blvd.
Garson
Sportsman Show 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Garson Arena, 100 Church St.
Wahnapitae
Wahnapitae General Store 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 5 Bank Street
Chelmsford
Metro 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 3442 Errington Ave. N.
Place Bonaventure Mall 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 4764 Regional Rd.
Val Caron
Metro 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 3140 Hwy 69
Hanmer
Food Basics 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 5085 Hwy 69 North
Neil's Your Independent Grocer 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 5200 Hwy 69 North
Thunder Bay
Market/Spring Home and Garden Show, Canadian Lakehead Exhibition (Dove Bldg)

Contact Information

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

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

    Ontario Health Coalition
    Ross Sutherland
    Chairperson
    613-532-7846 (cell)
    ohc@sympatico.ca
    www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca

    Francais :
    Niagara Health Coalition
    Sue Hotte
    Chair
    905-932-1646 (cell)

    Cantonese
    Kingsley Kwok
    416-835-3377 (cell)